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Can your boss do that? Really? What can you do about it?

Can your boss deny you vacation time? Can your boss cut your pay? Can your boss fire you for calling in sick? Can your boss make you work in a dangerous area? Can your boss make you stand all day? Can your boss fire you for wearing the wrong color? Welcome to the New Economy!

According to a recent Gallup survey, most people hate their jobs. Seven out of ten employees have “checked out” or are “actively disengaged.”

You Can Do Something

You can do something. You can get some power. But it’s up to you. You have to do it, along with your co-workers. But you don’t have to do it alone – organized labor will help you. You can organize your workplace and demand that your employer negotiate with you for better pay and better working conditions. It is the law of the land that this is your right.

The organized labor movement is a movement of people who take the power into their own hands, organize and take collective action.

Labor is a democratic movement, which means it is up to you; you are in control but you also have to do the work. You can’t just rely on someone to show up and do it for you.

But it pays off. People just like you in your workplace organized and brought us the weekend and the minimum wage and the other things that helped bring prosperity to our country – at least until Reagan started turning that around.

Fix My Job


Do you have a problem at work? Organized labor will help you to fix your job.

First, visit, presented by Working America, from the AFL-CIO.

Fed up? Pissed off? Sick of your job? Ready to scream – or quit? We can help. We’ve created, a catalog of the most common problems people face at work, from low pay to forced overtime to unsafe working conditions and many more.

After checking out Fix My Job, you’ll want to start organizing. Visit OrganizeWith.Us,

OrganizeWith.Us is a powerful tool that will walk you through four big steps to fixing problems in your workplace.

Steps 1 and 2 have multiple tasks that will help you to become familiar with the site. Take your time and read through each of the tasks, then let us know you’ve completed them.

After you’ve finished Steps 1 and 2, it’s time to get into the heart of OrganizeWith.Us, with the tactics to change your workplace. The tasks in Step 3 will require some heavier lifting on your end, but this is where you can really change your workplace.

You will learn the basics of organizing, tactics and how to advance your campaign.

So it’s up to you to take the first step to make your job better. But then you will have help. Visit to get started.

And if you know someone who hates their job, send this to them.

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