A month or so ago Thom listed 35 great social changes that changed the U.S., e.g., 40 hr. work week, social securtiy, etc.

Is there a place where I could find this list?

Thank you.


Alberto Ceras 3 years 29 weeks ago

You'll find the list at the web sites below. Whether 35 or 36 (actually there are 36). Also I threw in the great quote from Clarence Darrow:

With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.

Darrow, Clarence



Did you know that labor unions made the following 36 things possible?

Weekends without work

All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks

Paid vacation

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Sick leave

Social Security

Minimum wage

Civil Rights Act/Title VII - prohibits employer discrimination

8-hour work day

Overtime pay

Child labor laws

Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)

40-hour work week

Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp)

Unemployment insurance


Workplace safety standards and regulations

Employer health care insurance

Collective bargaining rights for employees

Wrongful termination laws

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)

Whistleblower protection laws

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) - prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee

Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)

Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. raises)

Sexual harassment laws

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Holiday pay

Employer dental, life, and vision insurance

Privacy rights

Pregnancy and parental leave

Military leave

The right to strike

Public education for children

Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 - requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work

Laws ending sweatshops in the United States

Thank a union member by buying union-made in America products!

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