Cost-of-living raises so that wage rates rise with living costs.
Increased purchasing power to provide a higher standard of living.
Paid sick leave and life insurance for workers; employer-paid hospital, medical, dental and eye care benefits for workers and their families.
Equal pay for equal work regardless of sex, race, or national origin.
A safe, healthy workplace.
Shorter work week with double time for voluntary overtime.
Restrictions on subcontracting. Employer-paid insurance for worn, broken, or stolen tools.
Joint apprentice training and retraining on the job.
Portable pensions with optional early retirement benefits.
Severance pay and supplemental unemployment benefits.