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STEVEN P. VAIRMA - SECRETARY TREASURER JAMES D. ADAMS - PRESIDENT

 

 

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Greetings for the Labor Movement:  The Folks Who Brought You the Weekend...

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What have unions ever done for working people like us?  Plenty.  Much of what we have today-things we take for granted-is the result of working men and women joining together in unions like the Teamsters to make America even more a land of opportunity.

Here are just a few of the things working people like us, joining together in unions, have won:

  • The 40 hour week

  • The 8 hour day

  • Overtime pay

  • Paid vacations and holidays

  • Health plans

  • Pensions

  • Protection from unfair firings

  • Safety and health protections on the job

  • Fairness in promotions and job assignments

  • Sick leave

  • Higher wages for union members

Then there's the stuff you can't put a price on - dignity, respect, a real say in what happens on the job, more opportunity for our families.

Unions have made a big difference and do make a big difference.  With downsizing and mergers, changes in the economy and rising inequalities, working people like us need to join together now more than ever. 

Nobody ever gave working people anything.  We earned it.  We fought for it.  The Teamsters and other unions are still fighting to win respect and a fair deal for America's working men and women.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our local union you can contact Carlos Rojas at 303-458-1600 ext.13 or at CRojas@teamsterslocal435.org.

All phone calls and correspondences are considered personal and confidential.

You can learn more about your rights on the job by downloading and reading this page.

You can read how Teamsters Organizing Gains Momentum As Victories Mount by reading this page in both english and en espanol.

THE UNION ADVANTAGE BY THE NUMBERS

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Union workers' median weekly earnings..................................................$760 Nonunion workers' median weekly earnings...........................................$599  Union Wage Advantage.............................................................................27%  

Union women's  median weekly earnings................................................$696 Nonunion women's median weekly earnings..........................................$523  Union Wage Advantage For Women......................................................33%  

African American union workers' median weekly earnings...................$665 African American nonunion workers' median weekly earnings............$491  Union Wage Advantage For African Americans.................................35%  

Latino union workers' median weekly earnings......................................$632  Latino nonunion workers' median weekly earnings...............................$419  Union Wage Advantage For Latinos......................................................51%  

Asian American union workers' median weekly earnings....................$759  Asian American nonunion workers' median weekly earnings.............$681  Union Wage Advantage For Asian Americans....................................11%  

Union workers' with guaranteed (defined-benefit) pension....................69%  Nonunion workers' with guaranteed (defined benefit) pension.............14%  Union Pension Advantage.......................................................................55%  

Union workers' who get health benefits.....................................................75%  Nonunion workers' who get health benefits..............................................49%  Union Health Benefits Advantage..........................................................26%  

Union workers' who get short-term disability coverage...........................69%  Nonunion workers' who get short-term disability coverage....................30%  Union Disability Coverage Advantage..................................................39%  

Union workers' who get life insurance coverage......................................82%  Nonunion workers' who get life insurance coverage...............................51%  Union Life Insurance Coverage Advantage.........................................31%  

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Earnings, January 2004: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employee Benefits in Private Industry, 2000.


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