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Every worker has right to a Voice @ Work. * Dec. 6th/Dec. 10th kick-off events for campaign to restore the right to form unions and bargain collectively * Member Mobilization Workshop on the Right to Organize. AFL-CIO [email protected] Campaign. Not sure. Definitely vote for union.

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Every worker has right to a voice @ work

Every worker has right to a Voice @ Work

* Dec. 6th/Dec. 10th kick-off events for campaign to restore the right to form unions and bargain collectively

* Member Mobilization Workshop on the Right to Organize

AFL-CIO [email protected] Campaign


Millions of workers want unions

Not sure

Definitely vote for union

Definitely vote against union

53%

41%

Probably vote for union

Probably vote against union

Among all nonmanagerial workers

Millions of Workers Want Unions

Recent polls indicate that over 42 million workers would join unions if they could.

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Source: Peter Hart Research.


Union wage advantage

Union Wage Advantage

Union workers earn 26% more per week than those without a union.

Nonunion

Union

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Source: U.S. Department of Labor, “Employment and Earnings,” January 2003.


Organizing strengthens bargaining in casinos

Wages are 24% higher in Las Vegas than in Reno for identical occupations.

Source: HERE.

Organizing Strengthens Bargaining in Casinos

Reno

Low union density

Las Vegas

High union density

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Organizing strengthens bargaining in nursing homes

Organizing Strengthens Bargaining in Nursing Homes

California: Bay Area and Los Angeles

Union Density

Wages

52%

Bay Area

$12.17

8%

Los Angeles

$8.75

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Source: SEIU, “United We Win.”


Union health insurance advantage

Union Health Insurance Advantage

75% of union workers get health benefits compared with 49% of nonunion workers:

26 percentage points union advantage.

Nonunion

Union

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employee Benefits in Private Industry,” 2000.


Union pension advantage

Nonunion

Union

Union Pension Advantage

69% of union workers

have guaranteed pensions compared with only

14% of nonunion workers:

55 percentage points union advantage.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employee Benefits in Private Industry,” 2000.


Collective bargaining reduces poverty

Poverty Line $17,472

Collective Bargaining Reduces Poverty

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, BNA, 2001.


Narrows race and gender wage gaps

Narrows Race and Gender Wage Gaps

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Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Earnings, January 2003.


Every worker has right to a voice work

Weak Union States Strong Union States

Education

Unemployment Insurance

Workers’ Compensation

Collective Bargaining Strengthens Our Social Safety Net

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, BNA, 2001.

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Every worker has right to a voice work

Income of $374,000 or more

Income of $46,000

or less

=

=

Average tax cut of $28,414

Average tax cut below $140

Unions Counter Excessive Corporate Political Power in American Society

Bush Administration Tax Cut for the Rich

Source: Citizens for Tax Justice.

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Freedom to choose a union is a fundamental human and legal right

Freedom to Choose a Union Is a Fundamental Human and Legal Right

“Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.”

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

“Employees shall have theright to…Form…labor organizations [and] to bargain collectively….

“It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer to interfere with…the exercise of [these] rights….”

National Labor Relations Act, 1935

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American workers are losing the freedom to form unions and bargain collectively

28 Million Workers Are Not Covered by Law

Farm workers

Independent contractors

Supervisors

Domestic workers

Public employees in 14 states

Airport security workers

Department of Homeland Security employees

For Those “Lucky” Enough to Be Covered by Law

System designed to protect workers’ legal right to organize is broken!

American Workers Are Losing the Freedom to Form Unions and Bargain Collectively

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Every worker has right to a voice work

What happens to workers who try to organize? How do employers interfere in union organizing?During an organizing drive:

  • 25% of employers illegally fire at least one worker for union activity.

  • 75% hire union busters.

  • 78% force workers to attend one -on-one meetings.

  • 92% force employees to attend closed door meetings.

  • 52% threaten to call the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

  • 51% threaten to close the plant if the union wins.


It s time to fight back

42 million U.S. workers want unions and can’t get them.

We are losing union density. If we don’t increase our numbers, we will lose all power at the bargaining table and in politics.

The time to educate ourselves and get mobilized is now !

It’s Time to Fight Back!

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Every worker has right to a voice work

On Dec. 6th: After a training, more than 100 union members and allies will do house calls to engage other union members in the right to organize campaign!

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Every worker has right to a voice work

On Dec. 10th, participate in an evening of food and fellowship celebrating our commitment to take back the right to organize.

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