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Unions & Collective Action

Facing an organizing campaign at work (or want to get involved in one)? Already a union member but don't understand how things work? Fired for organizing or joining a union? This section covers information about your rights to organize and be in a union, and how unions work.

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Topic of the Week

Unions Yesterday and Today: The Basics

A labor union is an organization of workers joined to protect their common interests and improve their working conditions. It serves as an intermediary between the employer and the employees. The main purpose is to give workers power to negotiate more fav

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Blog of the Week

Protecting Yourself When the Heat’s On in the Workplace

The dangers of working in excessive heat and humidity often get overlooked. Yet OSHA reported 24 heat-related injuries or fatalities between May and October in 2018.

Thought for the Week

"Many trending legislative bills are addressing equal pay and salary history within the same legislation; the two go hand in hand, so in some cases, lawmakers are tackling both issues at once."

–Mollie Mantia, Senior Director of Compliance and Security, NationalAccount Services at ADP

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top Discrimination searches this week:

  • Pay Discrimination
  • Sex and Gender Discrimination
  • Family Responsibility Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Proving Discrimination

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Bernie Sanders' plan to rebuild labor unions would be a huge win for working Americans
  2. The EEOC Asks the Supreme Court to Legalize Sex Discrimination
  3. USDA Reduces Buyouts For Workers Who Won’t Relocate
  4. Boeing SC hit with charges it fired workers due to union support
  5. Valuing Black Women’s Work