The Stratford Democratic Town Committee September meeting can be captured into one word “energizing.” We were joined by Ed Hawthorne, president of CT AFL-CO, for a panel discussion about unions. Many of our members, who are also members of unions, participated in the panel as Ed facilitated the discussion.
Unions capture the power of the collective – On my own, I cannot. Together, we can. They are a critical part of our labor force, providing workplace protection from harassment, discrimination, and intimidation. Labor Unions provide respect and dignity to workers by challenging the power dynamic and negotiating fair work contracts, including pay, benefits, stable schedule, worker input, and clear expectations. And provide workplace safety, both to the workers and those who benefit from their work – think health care providers, teachers, trades and their patients, students, and finished products.
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