“When I first started working in fashion, I was shocked by how few rights and protections there are for interns and entry level workers. As my career has evolved, I’ve realized how important it is to have a strong support system around you in the workplace. Did you know that a lot of the employment rights we take for granted (like employer sponsored healthcare, minimum wage, overtime pay, unemployment benefits!) are all thanks to unions that fought for these rights on behalf of workers? Being a union member means you always have someone in your corner ready to advocate on your behalf.”
Unions are Always in Style
Emily’s early years in the fashion industry lacked one important experience: the protection of a union. As she’s grown in the field, she’s seen how vital unions are to the well-being of all workers, and that belonging to a union is always in style.