Do Unions Matter?

Winner name: 

Jenifer Hutt

Award date: 

November, 2015

Contest: 

Do Unions matter? I’ve a better question. Do human right’s matter? What about the right to fair wages or work conditions where your safety is paramount? Should people be compensated if they are injured due to practices in the workplace? 

If your answer to any of these was yes, then your answer to the original question must also be a yes. Unions have long been the cornerstone to protecting and promoting human rights. Unions are a result of someone like you taking a stand to fight for their safety and equality. 

Remember: it was not that long ago that people took a stand at the job site and in their communities under risk of injury, jail time or even death. Let that sink in. They were jailed, injured, threatened and some died to protect themselves, their families and their communities. Some still are.

Yes. Unions matter.

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