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It's been the age-old conversation since the industrial revolution - Union vs. Right to Work. However most people don't know that unions started in the United States in 1881!
In some ways we see unions as being like attorneys - they are there to advocate for the rights of their workers, and they have a lot of tools in their belt to do that.
But even the best of unions sometimes need a little help on the legal end, especially when it comes to workers' compensation. We are just here to help the unions support their workers, and workers' compensation is a body of law that can be arcane and complex.
That's why we are always offering our free books, guides and reports to make sure that good workers are taken care of.
Of course, not every employer is going to behave honorably. This thinly-veiled campaign from Delta drew a lot of heat, and for good reason. They were actively advocating for their workers to purchase video games rather than pay union dues.
And these accusations against Kaiser Permanente don't bode well for any health care provider's reputation.
But the reality is that we just want the best for our workers and unions provide amazing apprenticeship programs that incentivize workers to learn trades that will carry them through their professional career.
And then we have seen the cropping up of other support for trade schools and trainings, including the Work Ethic Scholarship through the Rowe Foundation.
So if you're a Union Worker, we hope you are being well taken care of. And if by chance your attorney is not exactly the model of attentiveness and you need surgery, extensive rehabilitation, and perhaps are looking at a permanent injury and can't go back to work, we might be the right fit for you.
Here's what we will offer right off the bat:
1. We will review your case. We will take a look at the medical records, your payment history (including bonuses and differentials) and make a reasonable projection about the length of your case.
2. If we take your case, we will go to bat for you and your family, and make sure you and your family are well cared for.
3. If you can't go back to work, we will fight to get you a settlement that will cover your changes in lifestyle and earning power
The thing you really need to ask yourself if you are seriously injured at work is - what are your dues paying for? If your union lawyer hits every check on this checklist - you're in a good spot. Don't move. But if not, you may want to think about doing your research and giving us a call.