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36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union
Weekends 
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks 
Paid Vacation 
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
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 
Sources and Information:AFSCMEDept of LaborTimelineWikipedia.orgChild Labor Public Education ProjectAFL-CIOSEIU
 

36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

  1. Weekends
  2. All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
  3. Paid Vacation
  4. FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  5. Sick Leave
  6. Social Security
  7. Minimum Wage
  8. Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
  9. 8-Hour Work Day
  10. Overtime Pay
  11. Child Labor Laws
  12. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  13. 40 Hour Work Week
  14. Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp)
  15. Unemployment Insurance
  16. Pensions
  17. Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
  18. Employer Health Care Insurance
  19. Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
  20. Wrongful Termination Laws
  21. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
  22. Whistleblower Protection Laws
  23. Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
  24. Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  25. Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
  26. Sexual Harassment Laws
  27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 
  28. Holiday Pay
  29. Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
  30. Privacy Rights
  31. Pregnancy and Parental Leave
  32. Military Leave
  33. The Right to Strike
  34. Public Education for Children
  35. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
  36. Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States


Sources and Information:
AFSCME
Dept of Labor
Timeline
Wikipedia.org
Child Labor Public Education Project
AFL-CIO
SEIU

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