Why Unions Are Important For All American Workers
Unions help to organize workers and protect their collective rights on the job. Unions give workers a voice with employers. Unions help to set safe working conditions on job sites and provide workers with a good salary and health/retirement benefits so they have security and can retire with dignity. We believe that it is up to this Union to fight for livable wages and workplace accountability; not only for Union carpenters, but for all hardworking American men and women. It is up to us to focus on fighting every day for the rights of the hardworking men and women of our country. It is not the most influential corporations in America fighting for your ability to retire with dignity, but it is us...your Brothers and Sisters fighting to preserve and protect important worker and human rights that all Americans hold dear.
There Is An Ever Growing Gap Between The Rich, Middle Class And Poor
Wages across our country are stagnating, while a booming stock market sees the wealth of the top 1 percent of Americans grow in the 21st century.
According to Inequality.org, wealth inequality in the 21st century America is growing out of control and “the United States exhibits wider disparities of wealth between rich and poor than any other major developed nation. Inequality.org’s recent study found that over the past 25 years, only America’s rich have added to their net worth and most middle-class families saw their net worth decrease between 2000 and 2011 due to the housing collapse.
Inequality.org found that: “The billionaires who make up the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans now have as much wealth as all African-American households, plus one-third of America’s Latino population, combined. In other words, just 400 extremely wealthy individuals have as much wealth as 16 million African-American households and 5 million Latino households.”