Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wow, having the weekend off was great! 36 Reasons to thank a Union

Hi Blog friends, 
Yeah, we took a long weekend off from blogging to have a big Dem picnic and recoup from Camp Wellstone and the Governor's Day festivities in Springfield. That got us to thinking about how fortunate we are to have such a thing as a "weekend" and that got us to thinking about Labor Day coming up and that got us to thinking about Unions. 
Enjoy this piece. Print it out. Use if every time you hear someone badmouth Unions.
Then, go ahead, take next weekend off too. On us.  

36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States

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