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Union Membership Gives Strength in Numbers:

All workers benefit from unions, because unions set pay standards and workplace protections. Union members -workers like you- benefit most from the union's collective bargaining power to negotiate with employers on their behalf. This basic right gives you as a union member more power than if you tried to negotiate as an individual.


More benefits of union membership:

  • Union employees make an average of 30% more than non-union workers.
  • 92% of union workers have job-related health coverage versus 68% of non-union workers.
  • Union workers are more likely to have guaranteed pensions than non-union employees.

    Unions help protect employees from unjust dismissal through collective bargaining agreements (CBA). Because of this, most union employees cannot be fired without "just cause." This is unlike many nonunion workers who are considered "at-will" employees and can be fired at any time for almost any reason.

    Union members also benefit from having the collective power to go on strike. A strike is when a group of workers stops working either in protest of labor conditions or as a bargaining tool during labor/management negotiations. Unions are Good for America and all Americans Unions are associated with higher productivity, lower employee turnover, improved workplace communication, and a better-trained workforce.


    There is a substantial amount of academic literature on the following benefits of unions and unionization to employers and the economy:

  • Economic growth
  • Productivity
  • Competitiveness
  • Product or service delivery and quality
  • Training
  • Turnover
  • Solvency of the firm
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Economic development

    (Information Arrangement Courtesy of UnionPlus)




    Do You Know Your Weingarten Rights?

    The following is an example of a 'Weingarten Card' which an employee can either read or present to management prior to (or during) a meeting with management where the employee believes that discipline or termination may result:

    "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at this meeting. Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion."






    Automotive: Education & Legal:
    Automotive Benefits
    (Union Plus)
    Education & Legal
    (Union Plus)


    Entertainment Discounts:


    Hardship Assistance:

    Entertainment Discounts
    (Union Plus)
    Hardship Assistance
    (Union Plus)


    Health & Fitness:


    Home & Technology:

    Health & Fitness
    (Union Plus)
    Home & Technology
    (Union Plus)


    Money & Insurance:


    Travel Center:

    American Income Life

    Amalgamated Bank
    "America's Labor Bank"

    Bank of Labor
    "Born of Integrity"

    Credit Card
    1.5% cashback
    (Union Plus)
    Travel Center
    (Union Plus)






  • This is absolutely one of the best, FREE cashback programs available. Before you make that purchase at your favorite online retailer, check whether they're on Ebates. If they are, and you click to them through Ebates, you get cash back on your purchases! For a limited time, Ebates is welcoming new members with a $10 bonus! You can even find great deals on products and services from unionized companies -like AT&T, Omaha Steaks, and Vons- by shopping through Ebates.










    LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city and beyond. With unique and diverse offerings each day, LivingSocial inspires members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences to exclusive gourmet dinners to seasonal family outings and more. For a limited time, LivingSocial is offering new customers, who sign up via this link, 100% cashback (up to $20) on their first meal from one of the many participating restaurants in their 'Restaurants Plus' program.










    Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shoppers can find the best a city has to offer and, for a limited time, Groupon is offering new customers, who sign up via this link, a special bonus.










    Ibotta is a great tool that can save you money while grocery shopping at your favorite, unionized grocery stores. First, Download the Ibotta app (available on iOS and Android). Sign up via our link and you'll get a $10 bonus. Then, after you've gone shopping, check your receipt for any participating products and verify your purchase by scanning your product barcodes. Lastly, submit a photo of your receipt and GET CASH. You’ll have the cash deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.





    Enjoy some Russell Stover chocolates while supporting members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers' International Union Locals 26 and 358.




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