Labor unions have historically been at the forefront of workers’ rights and human rights’ issues in the United States and around the world.

In addition to advocating for better pay and safer working conditions for their members, they have set the standard for all workers. In fact, strong union membership rates correspond with a thriving middle class, and when union rates fall, income inequality and workplace safety issues skyrocket.

Labor unions’ successes range from ending child labor, setting an eight-hour work day as the standard, ensuring overtime pay, fighting for civil rights protections, fair treatment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender workers, and fighting for equal pay for women.

Join with millions of union members, supporters, and their families across the country and pledge your support for labor unions and the work they do advocating for the rights and dignity of working men and women across the country.

On May 1, take action and raise your voice to support education, fair immigration practices, and economic justice.

Take the pledge to support labor unions today!

 

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