Local 3207
3846 Leigh Street, Martinez, GA 30907
Ph: (706) 860-3207   Fax: (706) 860-3208

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Message from the Local President

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36 Things Unions have done for ALL workers
from http://www.unionplus.org

  1. Weekends without work
  2. All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks
  3. Paid vacation
  4. Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  5. Sick leave
  6. Social Security
  7. Minimum wage
  8. Civil Rights Act/Title VII - prohibits employer discrimination
  9. 8-hour work day
  10. Overtime pay
  11. Child labor laws
  12. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  13. 40-hour work week
  14. Workers' compensation (workers' comp)
  15. Unemployment insurance
  16. Pensions
  17. Workplace safety standards and regulations
  18. Employer health care insurance
  19. Collective bargaining rights for employees
  20. Wrongful termination laws
  21. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  22. Whistleblower protection laws
  23. Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) - prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
  24. Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  25. Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. raises)
  26. Sexual harassment laws
  27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  28. Holiday pay
  29. Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
  30. Privacy rights
  31. Pregnancy and parental leave
  32. Military leave
  33. The right to strike
  34. Public education for children
  35. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 - requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work
  36. Laws ending sweatshops in the United States

Don't just be a cog!

What can you do?

  • Join a Union
  • Get Involved/Attend Meetings
  • Volunteer for a Committee
  • Organize Labor events
  • Contact your local politicians about issues that affect your Union

   There are many reasons that your Union can help make your work life better - but it starts with you. The Union wasn't started by any company or politician.

   The Union was started by workers who were treated poorly, paid poorly and tossed aside when they got sick. You may think those things don't happen today, but they still do. If you are lucky enough to already be covered by a union contract, don't take it for granted.

   There are many forces out there who are using their vast wealth to influence courts and politicians to abolish the small gains your past union members have made for you. It has been happening state by state. Don't let it happen to yours. Get involved and protect what you have, or you'll lose it!




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