WHAT IF I COULD GET BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS BY JOINING TOGETHER WITH OTHERS?
Union members have higher wages, greater job stability, retirement security, and access to quality healthcare for their families. It is no wonder that 57 million Americans who are not union members say they want to be part of one.
WHAT IF I COULD SPEAK UP IN MY WORKPLACE WITH OUT FEAR OF CONSEQUENCES OR TERMINATION?
Sadly, workers are routinely denied that basic right. One out of four employers actually fire workers for trying to form a union. Many employers hire expensive lawyers and anti-union consultants to delay any union election, sometimes for years.
WHAT IF I COULD NEGOTIATE MY OWN BENEFITS AND WAGES OR HAVE SOMEONE DESIGNATED TO DO SO ON MY BEHALF?
Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 27 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts, which translates to $200 more a week than nonunion members.
More than 85 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but only 54 percent of nonunion workers do.
WHAT IF I COULD HAVE A SECURE RETIREMENT?
Unionized workers are 60 percent more likely to have employer-provided pensions.