What is a Union?


A collective voice

Unions are a simple proposition: by joining together, working people gain strength in numbers, so we have a at work about issues that are important to us.

The union, through the collective strength of the membership, can achieve through negotiations what an individual cannot. People who work without the protection of a union are at the mercy of the employer and have no ability to protect themselves.

Your union will negotiate a contract with your employer for a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement, family friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours, and equity for all. You will have a voice in how your job gets done, creating a more stable, productive workforce that provides better services and products. 

Guided by our legacy, Workers United is your union of the future. Workers United recognizes our evolving workforce and we are committed to meeting the needs of all workers in today's flexible and non-traditional work environments. 

Here are a few campaigns we are working on:


Starbucks workers across the country are asking the company to respect them as partners.

Support our Starbucks Campaign

Lush Cosmetics

Lush workers from around the globe want Lush to uphold its values of making a difference in the world.

Support our Global Lush Campaign

Canada Goose

Canada Goose workers in Winnipeg, mostly immigrant women, want fair pay, and safe working conditions.

Support our Canada Goose Campaign

Begin your organizing journey

start here  Workers United