The Labor Movement can best be described by one word: SOLIDARITY! The right of workers to come together has allowed them to receive benefits that they would not have otherwise enjoyed. Local 440 has negotiated the following for its members:
Employer Contributed Fringe Benefits Package:
Safer Working Conditions
Better work productivity
Greater job stability
Visit the AFL-CIO (http://www.aflcio.org) to learn more about Why Union. The Bureau of Labor (http://www.bls.gov/home.htm) has some very interesting statistics as well.
In closing, it has been said that a single stick is easy to break but a bundle is much harder. This is the reason why Unions are so important for workers’ rights. By implementing solidarity, or complete unity, we are much stronger and our voice WILL BE HEARD!