The Employer to Union Dues Transfer Process Needs to be Modernized
The process by which employers pay funds to unions is a critical component of the relationship between workers and their representatives. However, despite its importance, the current process remains outdated and in need of modernization. .
Top 5 Digital Trends for Labor Unions in 2023
As we move further into the digital age, it's important for labor unions to stay up to date on the latest digital trends and find ways to incorporate them into their operations. Here are some of the top digital trends to keep an eye on the world of labor unions in 2023. .
5 Ways to Make Sure an Online Fundraising Campaign is Legitimate
To avoid getting caught up in fraudulent fundraising campaigns on crowdfunding platforms, it's important to be mindful of scammers who seek to take advantage of people's generosity. Regrettably, situations such as deaths in the line of duty are often exploited by scammers looking to profit. Nonetheless, there are steps you can take to recognize and prevent these scams. Here are some tips to assist you in avoiding falling victim to fraudulent fundraising campaigns. .
As a labor union leader, you know the importance of providing your members with the best possible services and support. One area that has become increasingly important in recent years is the ability to make and receive payments online. In today's digital age, it's essential for unions to have a reliable and secure way to handle financial transactions.
Why Online Payments are a Must for Organized Labor
As payments continue to move almost entirely online towards a cashless reality, labor unions, like any other business that wants to succeed long term, must offer online payments to provide the choice, flexibility, speed, and convenience the modern consumer expects.
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Getting Prepared for Going Cashless
The signs are pointing to a cashless society, and it’s coming soon. According to a 2020 survey from Travis Credit Union, 59% of Americans prefer to pay with debit or credit cards, while only 29% prefer cash. The 2021 Diary of Consumer Payment Choice reveals that cash payments represent only 19% of US transactions during 2020, which is 7% lower than the previous year. And the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta finds that 62% of consumers have started using at least one payment app to make purchases.
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The U.S. Labor Movement: Powerful, Popular, and Growing
The United States has seen several labor movements over its nearly 250-year history. Labor movements grow out of a need to protect workers’ rights and make workplaces safer with reasonable working hours and better benefits. The earliest recorded U.S. strike happened in 1768 in New York when a group of tailors protested wage reductions. The labor movement in the United States is woven into the fabric of who we are as a country and everything we stand for.
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Benefits for Businesses of Not Managing Union Dues
One of the most important aspects of running a union is collecting dues because these funds keep the lights on and allow the union to pursue its collective bargaining initiatives. Traditionally, these dues are collected by deductions from member paychecks or paid directly via cash or check to the union. Still, new and innovative payment systems allow unions to manage their dues collection more effectively.
Moving toward a paperless society by 2024
The paperless society may have started with a push toward a cashless society, but technology has fueled a far more ambitious movement. Of course, payment methods such as PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo, and Google Pay mean that paper dollars are increasingly avatars these days—or maybe it’s vice versa? E-payments and virtual shopping carts are standard across all industries, even in business-to-business transactions. This has fundamentally altered the labor market over the past 10 years. Disruptions over the next decade are certain to be even more profound. Given a choice as to how they pay for their purchases, customers will use the most efficient, safest, most flexible, and fastest methods.
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Going Cashless or Going Paperless?
How business has been conducted has shifted significantly in the past few years, and it has accelerated even more recently. The economy is quickly changing to one dependent less on the paper currency that has been the foundation of transactions for many years and more invested in transferring financial data between parties.
The Importance of Accounting and Records
Labor Unions are in a period of growth with more members joining each year. That’s why it is essential that the everyday union organizer has the best tools available to help them build leadership, organize their members, and set the stage for winning better working conditions. Unfortunately, organizing and payment solutions have not kept up with current technology. Union organizers need a platform that automates payments and helps them keep members in-the-know without interrupting their workday.
Tech Experts to Turn to in 2022
Technology can improve your effectiveness, efficiency, and reach. From retail to real estate to healthcare and beyond, the latest advancements in technology hold great promise for streamlining systems and enhancing the customer experience. The professionals and companies on this list of tech experts include leaders in their field who stand ready to assist businesses in achieving their mission by leveraging the latest tech innovations.
How Unionly Helps Helps Increase Union Funding
We live in a digital age, and moving the management of your union, from dues to events and membership, to a digital platform will allow your organization to grow and flourish. Any organization that wants to survive long-term needs to offer online payment options. The days of sitting down to write out a check are quickly coming to an end.
How to Increase Membership in the Digital Age
Join Oregon Central Valley Lodge 16 President and Oregon FOP National Trustee, Todd Hargrove to learn how to increase new membership and current member retention by utilizing technology. We also cover how you can utilize our fundraising platform for free, where 100% of donations go to the family or person in need.
How to Avoid PayPal's Price Increase
As you may have been notified, PayPal announced that it will raise its processing fees for U.S. merchants, starting on August 2, 2021. Once this goes into effect, PayPal will be the most expensive option for U.S. merchants. In the event you'd like to avoid the upcoming price hike and work with a Union friendly company dedicated to helping you succeed, Unionly is the answer.
Three Effective Union Fundraising Ideas
Effective fundraising helps build stronger relationships with your community, keeps members engaged, and inspires action in support of your values. Based on our experience powering digital fundraising campaigns that have driven millions of donations, here are 3 simple, yet effective ideas for your next union fundraiser.
Spring and Summer Events Utilizing Unionly
As spring begins to change into summer, it’s hard not to want to be outside. While a beautiful day can be an excuse enough on its own to spend some time in the sun, it never hurts to have other reasons for gathering everyone together and head outside. Here are some great ways to get you (and the rest of your local) out this summer.
Using Mobile Tech to Connect with Members
Today virtually every American adult owns a cellphone and 80% own a smartphone. Cell phones are used for many more things than making phone calls. Cell phones are connected through Short-message-service (SMS) which allows users to easily send and receive text messages.
Digital Tools that Ensure Success in an Age of Social Distancing
Covid-19 has changed forever how people interact at work. And although many union trades have returned to onsite work many of the social interactions normal in the workplace are prohibited. Once covid-19 fades employers are likely to try and keep many of the restrictions in place.
Getting Your Campaign to Go Viral
Few technological changes have been as disruptive to society as social media. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and the endless new startups emerging each year have reshaped the ways people organize, communicate, and build relationships.
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