Union Membership in Alabama is at its LOWEST points since its peak in 1993 even as unions continue to provide nonunion members with representation.
In 2021, union members accounted for only 5.9% of wage and salary workers in Alabama.
Since 1989, when state data became available, union membership in Alabama has been below the U.S. average.
While Alabama had 115,000 union members in 2021, another 18,000 Alabama wage and salary workers were “represented by a union on their main job or covered by an employee association or contract while not union members themselves.”
There are 731,111 retirees living in Alabama.
AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME
The average benefit for a retired Alabama worker is $1,514.
MONTHLY POVERTY GUIDELINE FOR FAMILY OF 1
On average, Alabama retirees receive only $382 dollars more per month than a person living in poverty in Alabama each month!
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Social Security Office of Retirement and Disability Policy United Health Foundation WelfareIno.org
What Boyd Believes: All working Alabamians – and all working Americans – deserve good representation and the ability to have their voices heard in the workplace. That’s why WILL BOYD will work hard every day as your United States Senator to:
- Support the PRO Act • Support Fair Share legislation
- Support expansion of unemployment insurance
- Oppose worker misclassification
- Oppose any effort to exclude more workers from the protections of the 40-hour workweek or to deny workers the absolute right to overtime pay
- Oppose efforts to avoid paying cash overtime for work in excess of forty hours per week or to exclude certain forms of compensation from the calculation of overtime pay
- Oppose any legislation which seeks to weaken or repeal the Davis-Bacon Act
- Support Little Davis-Bacon/Prevailing wage
- Oppose any legislation that would weaken or repeal the issuance of wages under the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act of 1965
- Oppose any further regulatory or legislative efforts which seek to limit the circumstances under which an employee, male or female, is able to take unpaid leave under The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
- Support expansion of the FMLA to cover workers in companies with fewer than fifty employees so long as the employees are able to retain their medical/dental benefits by contributing the same amount toward the medical/dental benefits paid before the leave began with exceptions agreed upon by the employer and employee at time of hire
- Support the rights of workers promised sick leave as well as those promised paid time off
- Work to address “mandated overtime” legislation similar to the Hospital Licensing Act for airline pilots, bus drivers and train conductors—ultimately ensuring safety of those traveling by air, road and rail
- Fight abusive international child labor and promote the enforcement of internationally recognized workers’ rights
- Oppose legislation of further rounds of World Trade Organization (WTO) which seek to weaken U.S. trade laws, alter our commitments with respect to immigration policies, or fail to make substantial progress incorporating internationally recognized workers’ rights
- Support efforts to extend plans under The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to provide coverage to millions of public workers in government, municipal, and education sectors
- Support legislation to strengthen whistleblower protections for workers who raise job concerns
- Support stricter violations for negligence on the part of employers as it relates to employee safety and machine safeguarding
- Support new OSHA ergonomic standards which protect workers from musculoskeletal disorders • Support more highway patrols in the State of Alabama as there are only approximately 250 across the state
- Support efforts to ensure that all truckers are treated with dignity and respect as they move our goods all across our state
- Support efforts to ensure that truckers receive better compensation for the hours spent on the road
- Support Crew Van Regulations that lessen the likelihood of impairment related accidents
- Support legislation that requires railroad companies to properly maintain safety equipment such as whistle posts
- Support the rights of railroad workers covered under federal laws such as the Railway Labor Act, Railroad Retirement Act, and the Federal Employers’ Liability Act