We’re often asked “Why belong to a union?” Belonging to a union provides the ability to come together for a voice on the job, and gives working people the power to solve workplace problems, to innovate on the job, and to improve working conditions.
Collective bargaining brings democracy inside the workplace door and fosters a fair, strong middle-class economy. What you never hear from the biased media is the fact that the more union members there are in this country – the better-off everyone is.
Throughout our history when unions are strong – wages go up, healthcare coverage improves, and pensions are strengthened. When unions are under attack (as they are today) we are all in danger – our jobs, our communities and our families.
Unions have faced intense scrutiny by law enforcement and government regulations intent on weakening our organizations. There is a very strong anti-union sentiment that currently exists in this country, but that goes away as many million American workers join unions, promote a pro-worker political consensus, and firmly support our goals of providing members the means to achieve their own slice of the American dream.