When workers have a union, they have a voice on the job. Working together, they negotiate good wages and working conditions so they can provide a better life for their families. Union members have higher wages, greater job stability, retirement security, and access to quality healthcare for their families. It is no wonder that 57 million Americans who are not union members say they want to be part of one.
Sadly, workers are routinely denied that basic right. One out of four employers actually fire workers for trying to form a union. Many employers hire expensive lawyers and anti-union consultants to delay any union election, sometimes for years. In this climate, workers often feel powerless. Read more.
On April 15, Fast food workers and their allies are coming together from all over California to fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
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Is Apple locking the doors to success behind them?
Security officers contribute to the success of a tech industry in which the top 150 companies made over $103 billion in profit in 2013. Despite this wealth, big tech firms continue to lock out workers from the prosperity they helped create.
Join security officers who are lining up at Apple stores—although not for latest device—to demand good jobs that give everyone a shot at success.
California Labor is launching a new plan for organizing. “All In to Win” supports
large-scale, strategic organizing campaigns that lift up the Labor Movement and build
momentum for more organizing success. Using our collective strength and our political power, unions and Labor Councils can elevate these campaigns to victory. Join us in going ALL IN!
Labor unions are about a simple proposition: By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about. They negotiate a contract with their employer for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours. They have a voice in how their jobs get done, creating a more stable, productive workforce that provides better services and products.
With our economy in shambles, it’s more important than ever for workers to bargain collectively for a better life. The Employee Free Choice Act would finally restore workers' freedom to form and join unions free from employer harassment and intimidation.
While the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) establishes that workers have the right to join unions, it provides for a union election that is unlike any real democratic election—because one side has all the power. In a NLRA election, the employer can prohibit workers from talking about the union, harass workers who support the union, and intimidate workers with few, if any, repercussions.
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