Workers deserve to be heard, and be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace. Knowing you have the backing of a union, employers cannot threaten you, or fire you without just cause.
Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who are not union members. According to a 2020 report from the Economic Policy Institute, union workers make 11.2% more than non-union workers.
More than 90% of union workers have health insurance benefits, but only around 68% of non-union workers do.
Unions help bring more people into the middle class. In fact, in states where people don't have union rights, workers' incomes are lower.
Working people in a union are 50% more likely to participate in an employer-provided pension plan than working people without a union.
Unionized workforces are more productive, there's less absenteeism, more collaboration, and far less waste which all lead to greater worker engagement and stability.
There are many questions you may have when you first join a union. It is understandable. We have the answers to the most important and common questions.