Many American unions begin with "international" for a reason.
Many American unions begin with "international" for a reason. It's because solidarity extends beyond our borders. Labor's first organizers understood that workers will only rise together. We must never lose sight of that. #ImmigrantRights are #WorkersRights. ~ @Kanielalng
Money Spent on Lobbying
For every dollar spent by union and other public interest lobbyists, $34 was spent by corporate lobbyists. Source: 2017. "Saving Capitalism," Directors: Jacob Kornbluth, Sari Gilman. Netflix
"The relationship between you and your employer is not one of equals... Being in a union fixes the imbalance." Artist: Barry Deutsch, illustration drawn for a union newsletter.
You thought corporations willingly gave their workers benefits, health insurance, sick, vacation, workers' compensation and overtime pay?! It's okay, you're not the only one who's unaware that UNIONS set the standards for all of that! Source: @unions4workers
"There are folks out there who say, 'It doesn't impact me, I'm not a union guy, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a civil servant.' Let me tell you how it does matter to you. Wages are going down in this country for everybody. When you destroy unions there will be no standard at all, nobody left to negotiate decent jobs for the middle class." ~ U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
When people say outsourcing is the union's fault for pricing themselves out of the market, ask them why the CEO's aren't outsourced since their pay is higher than any other country in the world.
Unions lift wages for non-union members by creating a higher prevailing wage. Even if you aren't a union member, your pay is influenced by the strength or weakness of organized labor. The presence of unions sets off a wage race to the top. Their absence sets off a race to the bottom. ~ Eric Liu, American author, lecturer, policy advisor