Presidents Corner

Benefits of Union Membership

  • Union membership gives you better pay, better benefits and a voice on the job
  • Union employees make on average 30% more than non-union workers
  • 92% of union workers have job related health coverage versus 68% of non-union employees
  • Union members are associated with higher productivity, lower employee turnover, improved workplace communication, and a better-trained workforce
  • Union membership gives strength in numbers and the collective power to go on Strike
  • Union members receive 26% more vacation time and 14% more total paid leave (vacation and holidays)
  • Union representatives provide support- working with members should they have a personal issue with the employer

All workers benefit from Unions because Unions set pay standards and workplace protections. Union members benefit most from the Union’s collective bargaining power to negotiate with employers on their behalf. This basic right gives you as a Union member more power than if you tried to negotiate as an individual

Unions help protect employees from unjust dismissal through collective bargaining. Because of this, most Union employees cannot be fired without “just cause.” This is unlike many non-union workers who are considered “at-will” employees and can be fired at any time for almost any reason.