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The Importance of Federal Working Labor Laws

December 11, 2017

Questions About Labor Laws or Labor Unions? Contact Us Labor laws are put in effect to codify a company’s obligations to its workers while wielding a valuable employee-employer relationship. The Department of Labor oversees the…

“Trades Day” at Waubonsie Valley High School

November 15, 2017

On November 7, representatives from Labor United attended Trades Day at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, to educate groups of students on apprenticeship programs and career opportunities in the trades. The event was…

Strikes and Why Workers go on Strike

September 29, 2017

Have you ever driven by a business, see people standing outside with signs and wondered what happened or why those people aren’t at work? Although commonly misunderstood, employees use strikes as a final effort to…

One Man’s Path to a Career in the Trades

August 31, 2017

Contact Us to Learn About Careers in the Trades As Labor United gears up to head into high schools and community colleges to inform students of the potential career opportunities should they choose to forgo…

LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGNS

August 25, 2017

While there is much happening in the political world today, we are focusing this blog on the current renegotiation of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and what that means for the working people of…

The History of Labor Unions

August 23, 2017

Labor United has covered a variety of topics surrounding labor unions, such as 7 Misconceptions of Unions, The Basics of Joining a Union and most recently, Benefits of Union Membership. It’s important to understand the…

BENEFITS OF UNIONS

August 16, 2017

Up to this point, we have written several blogs on and about the pieces that comprise unions, from the misconceptions surrounding them to the advantages of them, like the ability to collectively bargain. In this…

MARVIN KAPLAN SWORN IN AS NLRB MEMBER

August 11, 2017

MARVIN KAPLAN SWORN IN AS NLRB MEMBER A month ago, we gave you The Brief on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the independent federal agency that protects the rights, wages and working conditions of…