Strength of Unions and Families

Randi Weingarten, the President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), stated that unions today are “strengthening our families, schools and economy – at the bargaining table, ballot box and beyond” in her recent HuffingtonPost blog, “When Unions Are Strong, Families Are Strong”

Working conditions and income for hard-working American workers have improved. Research has even shown unionization has made a difference in communities and the families who live there, allowing for economic mobility and further opportunity for children and women. A study from Harvard University reports, “Children in areas with higher union membership have more economic mobility, and children in union households have better outcomes.”

Nurses, teachers and firefighters are the public services workers whose voices need to be heard “on issues that affect all of us: fighting for smaller classes, working so we can all retire with dignity” Weingarten wrote.

However, there is the oppression where political figures want to eliminate unions because they view such organizations as “eroding their power” rather than supporting those who are the backbone of the American economy.

Supporters like Hillary Clinton know that importance of supporting unionization, expressing that “When unions are strong, families are strong. And when families are strong, America is strong.”

Read the full Huffington Post article HERE