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What is a Union?

In many ways, unions are democracy at work. At union places power and decision making are shared by workers. Through the union, workers are able to collectively bargain the management to reach agreement about: pay, benefits, hours, job security, job safety and other conditions of work.
what is a union?

Through collective bargaining, workers strive to achieve equal pay and fair treatment for all workers on the job.

 

More than 16 million workers belong to unions. Those men and women are of all ages, races and ethnic groups. Union membership is important for men and women and people of color who are subjected to discrimination. Through collective bargaining, workers strive to achieve equal pay and fair treatment for all workers on the job. Union workers, through collective bargaining, receive higher pay and better benefits than non-union workers. Collective bargaining means that representatives from the union meet with representatives of the employer and negotiate a contract that governs wages, hours and conditions of employment. The contracts are usually 3 to 5 years in length, and are renegotiated at the end of the term.