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You Have The Right to Organize


The Nation Labor Relations Act Says:

Section 7:
"Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representation or their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining..."

Section 8 (a):

I Need a Union

Better pay, better benefits, better treatment at work, better opportunities—these are just some of the ways unions are helping workers today. The Laborers’ International Union of North America is one the most progressive and aggressive unions representing workers in construction, service industries, manufacturing, and the public sector.

How Unions Help Workers

A Quick Study of How Unions Help Workers Win a Voice on the Job

 

What is a union?

A union is a group of workers who form an organization to gain:

  • Respect on the job,
  • Better wages and benefits,
  • More flexibility for work and family needs,
  • A counterbalance to the unchecked power of employers, and
  • A voice in improving the quality of their products and services.

 

How do people form a union?

Laborers Eastern Region Organizing Fund

In 1997, LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond M. Pocino founded the Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund (LEROF), the international’s first regional organizing fund. The LEROF team is dedicated to helping workers form and join the LIUNA and is committed to the protection and advancement of worker's rights. LEROF has engaged in some of the nation's most successful union organizing campaigns. LIUNA's strength lies in its idea that unions work—both for employees and employers.

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Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/07/2012

Excerpt from Lifelines Newsletter www.lhsfna.org You may have heard that drinking eight (eight-ounce) glasses of water every day ensures enough fluids for our bodies.  But, if we incorporate other fluids into our diets, do we still need all of that water, and what happens to us if that qu...

Solar Protection Vital for Laborers

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/07/2012

Excerpt from Lifelines Newsletter www.lhsfna.org This time of year, when the construction industry gets into full swing, it is essential for Laborers who work outdoors to always wear sunscreen.   “Warm weather and extended hours increase the risk of skin cancer, “says LIUNA Genera...

What You Don’t Know about High Blood Pressure Can Kill You

Published by: NJ Laborers on 01/07/2012

Excerpt from Lifelines Newsletter www.lhsfna.org "If high blood pressure hurt," says LHSFNA Management Co-Chairman Noel C. Borck, "fewer people would die from heart attacks and strokes."That high blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension,can lead to these life-threatening events is no secret. Howeve...

I need a Union

Better pay, better benefits, better treatment at work, better opportunities—these are just some of the ways unions are helping workers today. The Laborers’ International Union of North America is one the most progressive and aggressive unions representing workers in construction, service industries, manufacturing, and the public sector.

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