Unions help increase worker satisfaction and balance the power that an employer has over individual employees by providing workers with a voice and support system they would not have otherwise. As a worker, you have a federally guaranteed right to form or join a union, and bargain collectively with your employer.
The primary purpose of a union is to represent workers in their employment and to negotiate collective bargaining agreements that maintain and improve wages, secure benefits, establish quality working conditions, and protect workers from discrimination in the workplace.
Other benefits of being a union member include:
- Defined work schedules
- Reasonable workload requirements
- Job security and seniority rights