What is a union? 

Unions are formed when working people stand together to have a say in their working conditions.  Together, we can negotiate on issues such as wages and benefits, scheduling, health and safety, and disciplinary procedures.  This process is called collective bargaining, and it gives employees and management an equal voice in what happens at work.

Unions are you and your coworkers.  In fact, unions are democratic organizations in which members vote on important decisions and elect who they want to be in the leadership.  Unions are not outside forces that tell you what to do.  An established union can offer resources to help you organize your workplace, provide legal support during negotiations, and speak out if your boss isn’t playing by the rules – strengthening your voice and supporting your work.


Click here to learn how to form a union.