The Union Fight

Did you know that Labor Unions such as the IAM fought to make the following 36 things possible?

  1. 40-hour work week
  2. 8-hour work day
  3. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  4. All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks
  5. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  6. Child labor laws
  7. Civil Rights Act/Title VII – prohibits employer discrimination
  8. Collective bargaining rights for employees
  9. Compensation increases and evaluations
  10. Employee Polygraph Protection Act which prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
  11. Employer dental, life, & vision insurance
  12. Employer healthcare insurance
  13. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 which require employers pay men & women equally for the same amount of work
  14. Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  15. Holiday pay
  16. Laws ending sweatshops in the United States
  17. Military leave
  18. Minimum wage standards
  19. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  20. Overtime pay
  21. Paid vacation
  22. Pensions
  23. Pregnancy & parental leave
  24. Privacy rights
  25. Public education for children
  26. Sexual harassment laws
  27. Sick leave or personal leave
  28. Social Security
  29. The right to strike
  30. Unemployment insurance
  31. Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  32. Weekends without work
  33. Whistle-blower protection laws
  34. Workers’ compensation or workers’ comp
  35. Workplace safety standards & regulations
  36. Wrongful termination laws

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