36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

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    Jun 04, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    A good reminder of what Scott Walker would take away from Wisconsinites:

    36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

    Weekends
    All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
    Paid Vacation
    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
    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 (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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    Jun 04, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    And, this is what the ConservaPussies® would turn the clock back upon..."because it's not good for businesses and the economy".

    Capitalism is a tool. However, like any tool if used with abandon it can be destructive. There's nothing fundamentally at odds with an amalgam of "capitalism" and "socialism". It's all about the blend and the balance.

    Canada is perhaps the best example so far (IMHO).
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    Jun 04, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    In a right to work state u get:

    Jobs jobs jobs that pay peanuts and have no benefits.
    And guys at the top that make lots more $$$.
    Employees that can get fired on a whim.
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    Jun 04, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidIn a right to work state u get:

    Jobs jobs jobs that pay peanuts and have no benefits.
    And guys at the top that make lots more $$$.
    Employees that can get fired on a whim.
    Sounds like Florida.
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    Jun 04, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
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    catfish5 saidIn a right to work state u get:

    Jobs jobs jobs that pay peanuts and have no benefits.
    And guys at the top that make lots more $$$.
    Employees that can get fired on a whim.
    Sounds like Florida.


    Or Texas.
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    Jun 04, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidAnd, this is what the ConservaPussies® would turn the clock back upon..."because it's not good for businesses and the economy".

    Capitalism is a tool. However, like any tool if used with abandon it can be destructive. There's nothing fundamentally at odds with an amalgam of "capitalism" and "socialism". It's all about the blend and the balance.

    Canada is perhaps the best example so far (IMHO).
    I like that!
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    Jun 05, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    I'm not union but, I understand my work environment and pay have been affected in a positive way because of unions.

    I also believe in some cases unions are not always right. And I don't believe every one of the 36 issues listed above would not have occured had unions not been around.

    Further, I work in a "right to work state" which is different then the state I live and every single person I work with (and there are thousands) earns more than $100k working a 40 hour week and we get some great benefits on top of the pay. May be peanuts to some but, I'm okay with it...

    And yes, I do thank the unions and feel overall, we are better off because of them.