It's Better in a Union
Standing together with co-workers in a union makes a tangible difference you can feel every day. Here are just a few benefits:
- Workers in labor unions make 18% more in wages than our nonunion counterparts.
- We are more likely to have health care benefits. More than nine out of 10 union members have access to employer-provided health insurance, compared to 68% of nonunion workers, according to the Department of Labor.
- We work in safer workplaces. One study found job sites that were unionized have lost-time claims at a 31% lower rate than non-unionized sites.
- We have more job security—even and especially in moments of economic crisis.
Countries where most workers are in a union are among the happiest and healthiest on Earth.
Life is better in a union.