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Gerald Hustick Jr.
Brian Pepper
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By: Brian Pepper, National Representative





UNIONS are not a bad thing.  In fact, we should thank them every day of our working lives.  Employers and corporations did not feel generous and decide to give you two days off every week to have a social/personal life (we now call them weekends).  Corporations did not just feel like being nice one day and give their employees paid vacations.  CEOs didn’t get together in a board room and say “let’s give our employees more rights at work” or “maybe there should be laws to limit our power over an employee.”  Virtually, ALL the benefits you have at work, whether you work in public or private sector, all the benefits and rights you enjoy every day are there because UNIONS fought hard and long for them against big business who did everything they could to prevent giving you your rights.  Many UNION leaders and members even lost their lives for things we take for granted today and every day we go to work.




Corporations use to work employees 80 plus hours a week, offer no breaks, hire children, offer horrid, unsanitary work conditions, paid literally next to nothing.  Employers basically did what they wanted without any recourse.  UNIONS have done great things for working people that they use and benefit from every day of their lives. 




Below you’ll find just a few benefits that were brought to you by UNIONS…





All breaks at work, including lunch

Collective bargaining rights for employees

Paid vacation

Wrongful termination procedures

Sick Leave

Compensation increases

8 hour work day

Holiday pay

40 hour work week

Personal days

Overtime pay




There are many more provisions and rights that UNIONS have fought for, those listed above affect us every day.




Let’s get one thing straight that those benefits above have improved our way of life in more ways than one!








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