A union is a long-term commitment for workers.
The union is there to represent and help members for the long term.
Here are some things to keep in mind about having a union at your workplace:
- Union members pay union dues (fees). This money pays for the work the union does for you.
- Unions will negotiate with your employer for a collective agreement by meeting with the members to hear their ideas and concerns. The union then meets with the employer to work out a fair agreement that the members vote on.
- Union workers usually make more money and have greater benefits than people doing the same work in non-union workplaces.
- Union members can participate in meetings and be elected to union executive.
- Unions help prevent unjust discipline and protect worker rights.
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