36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States

Retirees better listen up

Dear Retiree,

As I write this Teamster retirees from across the Midwest and South are marching in Chicago to defend workers’ pensions.

They’re rallying at a meeting called by the Central States Pension Fund to brief Teamster officials on plans to cut retiree benefits.

Can you make a one-time contribution today to support actions like this to protect our pensions?

“We’re here today because we worked hard, sometimes gave up raises, to earn a decent pension,” said Greg Smith, from Akron Ohio.

Teamsters like Greg are the life-blood of the growing movement to defend our pensions—and TDU has their back.

TDU Organizer Peter Landon is on the ground today in Chicago helping to organize the rally. TDU has been working with pension committees in various states and providing the logistics for today’s rally.

TDU is going to continue to press the fight to defend pensions.

We’re going to keep making noise and making sure Teamster voices are heard from the Central States Pension Fund to Washington, DC—along with our allies at the Pension Rights Center, AARP and other unions.

Can you make your support for pension justice count over the long haul by signing up for a monthly contribution on your credit card?

In solidarity,

Ken Paff