Organizing a union in your workplace is about getting more rights and more power. Thousands of working people—all across the country and in all kinds of jobs—organize unions every year because unions are the best way to secure the things you care about. Below are some reasons to say union yes!

HIGHER WAGES WITH UNION RIGHTS

  • Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 27% higher than their nonunion counterparts.

  • More than 79% of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but less than half of nonunion workers do.

  • Unions help bring more working people into the middle class. In fact, in states where people don’t have union rights, workers’ incomes are lower.

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BETTER PENSIONS AND HEALTHCARE

Health Insurance

  • People in a union participating in job-provided health insurance: 79%

  • People without a union participating in job-provided health insurance: 49%

Pensions

  • People in a union participating in guaranteed (defined-benefit) pension plans: 76%

  • People without a union participating in guaranteed (defined-benefit) pension plans: 16%

THE UNION DIFFERENCE

Union members work together to negotiate and enforce a contract with management that guarantees the things you care about like decent raises, affordable health care, job security, and a stable schedule.

HIGHER WAGES

  • $204 per week than their nonunion counterparts

BETTER BENEFITS

  • More likely to have employer-provided pensions and health insurance

SAFER WORKPLACE

  • Safe working conditions that prevent death, illness, and injury.

A VOICE ON THE JOB

  • Better workplaces and working conditions without the fear of retaliation.

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