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Did you know...?

Do you know what labor unions have made possible? A list of benefits made possible by the work and dedication of labor unions...

1. Weekends without work

2. All work breaks, including lunch breaks

3. Paid vacation

4. Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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. Workers’ compensation

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 (ADEA)

22. Whistleblower protection laws

23. Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) - prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee

24. Veteran's Employment & Training Services (VETS)

25. Compensation increases/evaluations

26. Sexual harassment laws

27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

28. Holiday pay

29. Employer dental, life, vision insurance

30. Privacy rights

31. Pregnancy and parental leave

32. Military leave

33. The right to strike

34. Children's public education

35. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011

36. Laws ending sweatshops in the U.S.