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December 11, 2017

The Importance of Federal Labor Laws

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…

November 15, 2017

“Trades Day” at Waubonsie Valley High School

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…

September 29, 2017

Strikes and Why Workers go on Strike

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…

August 31, 2017

One Man’s Path to a Career in the Trades

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…

August 25, 2017

LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGNS

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…

August 23, 2017

WHY LABOR UNIONS WERE CREATED

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. As labor day approaches, we’d…

August 16, 2017

BENEFITS OF UNIONS

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…

August 11, 2017

MARVIN KAPLAN SWORN IN AS NLRB MEMBER

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…