What is a Labor Union?
A union is a group of employees who join together to make sure that they are heard by their employers when they collectively have a concern. They can also represent a member’s interest. Respect, higher pay, more flexibility, accountability of employers, improved working conditions, and better benefits are only a few of the advocacies of unions.
Labor unions are a strong and important presence in the work force. They have a long tradition of collective action to promote the rights of employees. Workplaces are also better now because of unions who continuously fight for a safe and clean workplace.
Employees who are members of the union want to improve their jobs and uniting to voice out a concern has been a very effective means of bridging the gap between workers and the company owners or the administration.
Negotiations that affect working conditions are usually consulted with unions. Good unions make a better workforce. It just makes thing easier and faster because the union will have to take a collective stand by considering each of its member. The faster the negotiation process, the workers will get the resolution that they want. Collective action is very overwhelming and difficult to ignore. The pressure to your employer is heavier when a union is involved as compared to a single, aggrieved individual trying to assert his right.
Unions are especially helpful when it comes to work-related injuries or illnesses. If you are injured on the job, the attorneys at Workers’ Compensation, L.L.C., can work with your union to get the information needed to make sure that your claim is approved and that you receive all of the benefits you are entitled to.
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Lawyers that work with Unions
The attorneys at Workers’ Compensation, L.L.C., have been working with unions for decades already, fighting for the rights of our clients who were involved in accidents at work. Unions can provide substantial assistance in pursuing medical benefits, income benefits, and Social Security Disability claims.
Union members can help find witnesses and get the evidence you need to prove your workers’ compensation claim.
Contact the attorneys at Workers’ Compensation, L.L.C., to discuss what to do and how we can have your union involved. Visit us at these locations for union benefits in Metairie, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Monroe and Amite City.