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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default On Labor Day — And Every Day — Which Side Are You On?

    I know which side I am on!!!!!
    Here’s a Labor Day quiz: Most Americans support unions, but only ten percent are union members. What gives?

    Business leaders claim that American workers don’t want or need unions anymore. But a new Gallup poll reveals that Americans’ support for unions has been increasing — from 48 percent in 2009 to 64 percent today.

    Researchers at MIT found that if nonunion workers who wanted to join a union could do so, union membership would skyrocket from its current 15 million to 70 million.

    So why do unions have such a hard time recruiting new members? The answer is fear.

    America’s labor laws are so stacked against workers that it is extremely difficult for even the most committed workers and talented organizers to win union elections. Big business spends big bucks hiring anti-union consultants. Employers can force workers to attend meetings that feature anti-union speeches, films and literature.
    https://www.nationalmemo.com/on-labo...&cn-reloaded=1

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    Scab Hating Union Thug

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    Default Re: On Labor Day — And Every Day — Which Side Are You On?

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I'm with you ABFwife.

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    Scab Hating Union Thug

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    Default Re: On Labor Day — And Every Day — Which Side Are You On?

    Unions work for building power—for all workers

    There’s a lot to talk about on Labor Day, but we should take at least a moment to really acknowledge the difference unions make in the lives of working people in this country. Even after decades under assault from the bosses and the Republicans, even representing too few workers, unions boost their members—and not only their members, but more about that in a minute—to a living wage or into the middle class, they get people health coverage, and they reduce racial and gender inequality. Let’s take a look at some of the numbers, courtesy of the AFL-CIO:

    People with a union have median weekly earnings of $1,051 as opposed to $860 for people without a union.
    The median for black workers with a union vs. not is $826 vs. $673. For Latino workers, it’s $912 vs. $657. For Asian American workers, it’s $1,119 vs. $1,092.
    Unions make a difference on benefits, too: 75% of people in a union have job-provided health insurance. For people not in a union, the rate is 49%.
    In unions, 72% of people have guaranteed pensions, while just 14% of people not in unions have guaranteed pensions.
    And 90% of people in a union have paid sick leave compared with 71% of people not in a union.
    These days, unions represent less than 11% of workers—but that doesn’t mean they’re only making life better for 11% of workers. Take the strikes by teachers fighting not just for their own wages and benefits but for school funding and better staffing levels to give students what they need.Take the state and local minimum wage laws that unions have fought for across the country, which have boosted wages for millions of workers. Take the multiple studies that have found that unions reduce income inequality.

    Workers shouldn’t have to rely on having a nice boss. They shouldn’t have to be grateful for a living wage. Worker power should be a real thing in this country, and unions are the best way we’ve found to get there. On Labor Day, let’s remember that.
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...or-all-workers

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