Being a part of a union means that you have a say in what matters most and how everything operates. Unions elect their own leaders from within their ranks, so the representatives have an inside perspective on the trade and the issues that matter to you — because they have been in your shoes.
The protection of a union contract includes:
- Upgraded job conditions
- The right to a fair hearing
- The ability to speak out freely on work-related issues involving you or your fellow co-workers
Unions are defined by group efforts and those efforts are including in the formulation of their contracts. Items on the agenda that always rank high in priority are:
- Health and welfare
- Dental and vision care
- Pension benefits
- Reasonable work hours and reimbursement
It has been statistically proven that states that have stronger union groups are in less poverty than those states with more restrictions and therefore less or weaker union organizations.