WHAT IS THE UNION “BENEFIT”?
By: Brian Pepper, National 3rd Vice-President
Unionized workers have a voice in the workplace. Unionized workers earn more money and have better benefits. Unionized workers are more likely to have health insurance. Unionized workers are more likely to have retirement benefits. In general Union representation means better pay, better benefits. Some people ask---are Unions really needed? Maybe not---if the world was a perfect place and all employers were fair and honest.
But even if employers were perfect, workers would still want to unionize as to participate in decisions that affect their jobs. Workers care deeply about their jobs and want a voice in workplace decisions. We live in an economic society devoted more to the bottom line than to people. Most corporate decisions that hurt workers are not driven by malice, but rather a desire to increase profits or compete in a very competitive global market. In this changing economy, individual workers need an organized voice to challenge the priorities of companies.
In society, Unions are the primary vehicle for worker representation. Over the years, Unions have proved themselves as advocates for justice in the past, present, and for the future of our workers in the workplace.
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