Friday, April 24, 2009

WOW, Look Who Is Proud To Be A Union Member!

When employees bargain TOGETHER with their employer they can increase the chances that they will receive the proper training to help them perform their jobs.

Everyone knows that unorganized workers in every field LAG BEHIND their union counterparts when it comes to legitimate and proper training in their workplace.

The recent pirate attack on the Maersk Alabama showed the world that unions can save the lives of workers by providing quality on-the-job training and support.

Listen to the words of someone who was actually there and involved in that terrible situation in the high seas. He credits their success to their union membership, training and the employees feeling of togetherness as a working unit that made everything work out for the best.

What a great example of what ORGANIZING and working together can do!

However, millions of workers - back here on land - are harassed, intimidated, or fired for trying to join unions. The Employee Free Choice Act would change that.

But corporate lobbyists are pulling out all the stops to block this bill. Lies are flying all over the place because the momentum is on the workers side this time and the corporate hacks are nervous as hell.

Every worker needs to have a voice at work! Even us land lovers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i went through an election campaign prior to my current job and it was awful. The only threats that I got were from my managers and owner. The attorneys they hired were like nazi's and it was like a dam prison until the election.

They fired people that they thought were union supporters to scare everybody else. It all worked and we lost the election.

So when they talk about being fair and just being worried about the right to a secret ballot they are full of crap.

They know now that there can still be a secret ballot even with the free choice act. We need this change.