Is your health coverage adequate for your family’s needs?
Do you wish you had a 401(k) or pension that would provide you with a secure retirement?
Do you think you should be treated fairly and given the respect you deserve?
Do you often worry about your safety on the job?
Do you feel discriminated against because of favoritism that is shown to other employees of the company?
Do you sometimes think: “It sure would be nice to have someone negotiate wages and other benefits on my behalf”?
Would training be of interest to you?
Would you like to increase your work opportunities?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, continue reading!
One voice is not enough to make any significant changes to your job. It takes a combined voice to have any clout in the workplace. Strength is in numbers and unity.
The important thing is to act together. You have a right to consider unionizing, just as your employer has a right to join contractor associations and pay dues to them. Just as they have a right to make a profit, you have a right to expect fair wages and conditions.
Companies are making big profits. More Union companies bidding on their jobs evens the playing field and raises the standards for the workers. When non-Union companies bid, they know they can lower costs at your expense.
The U.S. government protects your rights as a worker. It protects your right to explore your options as a Union member without fear of retribution, harassment, or intimidation from employers. The only way to maintain and improve standards is to exercise your right to choose.
Now, ask yourself:How can things change? What can you do to help yourself?
Any decision that affects you so much deserves a lot of consideration. Begin by asking us questions about wages, benefits, and contracts.