It's taken a lot of work and a lot of years to improve the way we earn our livings.

Unions, with workers uniting, have fought for and won:

  • 8-hour work days
  • 40-hour work weeks
  • Breaks & lunch periods
  • Overtime pay
  • Weekends
  • Paid vacation
  • Holiday pay
  • FMLA
  • Sick leave
  • Social Security
  • Minimum wage
  • Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination
  • Child labor laws
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  • Worker's Compensation (Worker's 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
  • 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
  • Sexual harassment laws
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • 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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