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Labor unions exist to provide skilled tradespeople with training, proper working conditions, and representation. One of the hard-fought benefits provided is reliable retirement plans for workers who have given a life of loyal service. Few Americans have enough to live on once they retire, and while this isn’t by design, it is partially due to

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How Unions Help All Workers

Labor unions are organizations created by workers for the purpose of negotiating with employers. These organizations work by uniting workers and using their collective presence to create bargaining power. Unions play a major role not only in procuring higher wages, but also securing better benefits and safer working conditions. Although unions are run by union

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Not All Unions are Created Equal

Most people believe private and public sector unions are essentially the same. However, this assumption is incorrect. Given that their methods for achieving results are fundamentally similar, it’s easy to understand why this is a common misconception. This article will explore how the two differ. Public Sector vs. Private Sector The key purpose of a

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Unions Take Care of Loved Ones

To put it simply, when workers come together to form a labor union, they have the power to make things better for themselves. Through collective bargaining agreements, unionized workers can negotiate changes that can improve workplace conditions. These changes may take the form of higher pay, more flexible work hours, and better benefits. However, unions

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Unions: The Difference in Pay is Made Up In Benefits

Downsizing, part timing, contracting, and sending jobs overseas are becoming trends in the business world. These trends are all a part of a conscious effort to lower salaries and shed the responsibility of providing employees with the benefits they need. Unions were developed as a countermeasure to ensure worker’s rights and secure the benefits they

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