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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Celebrating May Day, all right


Yes, you can bet a lot of us are celebrating "May Day", May 1 today. But it's not just all about the flowers and Springtime.

This is the May Day we're celebrating:

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36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union (even if you don't belong to one):
-Weekends

-All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
-Paid Vacation 
-FMLA
-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
-Pensions
-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


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