Thursday, September 5, 2013

Do You Hate Unions? Then Move to an Anti-union state!

From our friends at Being Liberal on Facebook:

Do you hate unions?  Would you rather live in an anti-union state?

Found HERE at Being Liberal on Facebook

And there is a difference in the STATES led by the two parties!

There is a comment at that link that lists many improvements and rights that unions have brought to the workers of this country.. even the workers who are NOT union members.  Unfortunately, many of these improvements and rights are under attack.. or have been seriously curtailed in this country.  For instance, how many people have employer-sponsored pensions anymore?

"Did you know that labor unions made the following 36 things possible?
  • Weekends without work
  • All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks
  • Paid vacation
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • 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
  • Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp)
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Pensions
  • Workplace safety standards and regulations
  • Employer health care insurance
  • Collective bargaining rights for employees
  • Wrongful termination laws
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  • Whistleblower protection laws
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) - prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
  • Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  • Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. 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
Thank a union member by buying union-made in America products!"
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