If you attended a Member Education I Class in either Kansas City, St. Joseph, Clever or Joplin within the past twelve (12) months the Western Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council would like to invite you to attend one of the following Member Education II Classes. Here is the schedule for classess:
Wednesday, October 5th, Local #663 Kansas City.
Wednesday, October 12th, Local #663 Kansas City.
***Wednesday, October 12th, last day to register to vote in the state of Missouri***
***Tuesday, October 18th, last day to register to vote in the state of Kansas***
Wednesday, October 19th, Local #663 Kansas City.
Wednesday, October 26th, Local #663 Kansas City.
Dinner will start at 5:30 PM and the presentation will start around 6:30 PM. For your time, you will receive dinner and an embroidered work jacket.
For the classes held in Kansas City or Clever, please R.S.V.P. to Local #663 at 816.444.0062. For the Joplin classes, please R.S.V.P. at 417.623.5458. For the St. Joe class, please R.S.V.P. at 816. 232.9160. It is very important to R.S.V.P.
What Unions Do
Respect on the job? Check.
Training opportunities? Check.
A voice at work? Check.
Unions are about a simple proposition: By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about. They negotiate a contract with their employer for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours. They have a voice in how their jobs get done, creating a more stable, productive workforce that provides better services and products. Always adapting to the challenges of our nation’s evolving workforce, unions are meeting the needs of workers in today’s flexible and nontraditional work environments. Because no matter what type of job workers are in, by building power in unions, they can speak out for fairness for all working people in their communities and create better standards and a strong middle class across the country.
Collective bargaining is the process in which working people, through their unions, negotiate contracts with their employers to determine their terms of employment, including pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family and more. Collective bargaining is a way to solve workplace problems.
After the rights of public employees to collectively bargain for a middle-class life came under attack in 2010, working people in all kinds of jobs as well as students, community supporters, faith leaders and others united to defend this basic right.
The United States has long lagged behind other industrialized nations in collective bargaining coverage for public- and private-sector workers. Yet the right to collectively bargain is essential so that working men and women have the strength to improve their living standards, provide for their families and build a strong middle class.
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