What is a union?
Unions are democratically elected member organizations dedicated to representing the interests of working people across diverse workplaces. Unions are centered around a simple proposition: by coming together in solidarity, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about. Working people who organize, unify their voices with employers for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages and a secure retirement.
How are unions good for all workers?
Unions don’t just help union members – they’re good for everyone. Union jobs put a “floor” under wages and benefits for entire industries; raising pay, making good benefits a key part of compensation, and improving conditions for all workers. Unions provide a voice for all working people.