Having time off to spend with your family and recharge is important, so if you are getting ready to take a break from work this holiday season, you have the labor union movement to thank for that! For decades, unions have fought hard to ensure workers have better working conditions, especially during times like these. Higher pay, health care, family leave, unemployment benefits, and vacation time? You have unions to thank! Whether you are part of a union or know a family/friend who is part of a union, know that they have played a pivotal role in our society.