Working people in America have certain basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. Laws allow working people to join together with their co-workers to advocate for better working conditions, such as better pay, health care and retirement, fair scheduling, sick days, and training opportunities.
But some employers, and the big business lobby who back them, seek to roll back these fundamental rights because they value their profits more than they value their employees. We work tirelessly to counter the increasingly sophisticated and well-funded groups who threaten our rights. Union members work together to advocate for better working conditions and better pay and to narrow the widening chasm of income inequality.
Women workers are represented by a union.
Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of labor is the future of America.”
- John L. Lewis
Did You Know
During the first nine months of 2022, union representation petitions filed at the NLRB have increased 56%?
The percent of union election campaigns in which U.S. employers are charged with violating federal law.
What We’re Doing
Service & Solidarity Spotlight: BCTGM Files Charges Against Aspire Bakeries for Flagrant Labor Violations
BCTGM Local 37 (Los Angeles), has filed federal charges against Aspire Bakeries, for multiple labor law violations committed during an organizing campaign at the company’s Ontario, California bakery.
Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Michigan Repeals Right to Work
On Friday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed historic legislation to restore workers’ rights and increase wages. The bills include requirements for state contractors to pay union-level wages, strengthening the state’s anti-discrimination law by adding LGBTQ+ protections, and a repeal of “right to work.”