Unions are meant to protect workers, they let us know that we are not alone in our demands and that it is okay to demand more for yourself! How many times have you been afraid to ask for what you deserve? Didn’t want to seem too greedy or ungrateful? That mindset is not your own. Unions are full of people who used to think just like that until it was realized that you should get what you are owed, you shouldn’t have to ask and you shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about it! It’s time to get what you deserve without feeling guilty about it .
A major reason why Amanda supports unions is that they help workers become comfortable with demanding more. Many people are told to be humble and take what you can get. But what if employers take advantage of that thought process and start giving people less than what they deserve? People who are a part of unions had that same mindset and until they were taught that it is okay to demand what you are owed. Unions support one another and ensure that you are not alone when it comes to receiving what you are owed. Amanda believes that people tend to feel guilty or do not want to come off as ungrateful when asking for more, even if they deserve it. To fix this issue, Amanda’s goal is to inform people that it is okay to ask for more when you know that you deserve it and that you should not feel guilty about it.