We know that:
Union members earn 26 percent more
than their nonunion counterparts.
More than 75 percent
of union workers have health benefits.
Less than half of nonunion workers have health
Nearly 70 percent
of union workers have a pension.
Only 14 percent of nonunion workers have one.
The 10 states where unions are strongest have
higher earnings, better health coverage, less crime, more civic
participation, less poverty and better schools than the 10 states where
union membership is lowest.
That is why more and more of America’s workers want
union jobs or want a union where they work.
More than 42 million
nonunion workers say they want to join a union.
However, employers often harass and intimidate workers when they join
together to form their union.
That is wrong, often illegal and most definitely a
violation of the human rights of those workers.
Independent research shows that:
25 percent of
employers illegally fire at least one worker for union activity during
75 percent of
employers hire union-busters to fight union organizing.
78 percent of
employers force employees to attend one-on-one meetings with their own
supervisors against the union.
52 percent of
employers threaten to call the Immigration and Naturalization Service during
organizing that includes undocumented workers.
51 percent of
companies threaten to close the plant if the union wins the election,
however, less than 1 percent ever actually do
These facts are outrageous and represent a growing
human rights crisis.
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