9 Little-Known Benefits of Being a Union Member

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, flexible work week, and safe workplaces are important to all of us. Not many people, however, know that the benefits working people enjoy today are a result of union representation.

Unions are a cornerstone of our democracy and our middle class. Unions are more important now than ever considering how corporate profits have skyrocketed the past 40 years while wages remain stagnant. In 2017, CEOs make 271 times more than the average worker. It doesn't have to be that way.

By joining together with our coworkers, we gain bargaining power to negotiate for a better life.

Being a union member should be one of everyone’s career goals.

Here are 9 reasons why everyone needs to join a union NOW:

 


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