WHY YOU NEED A UNION

Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 29 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts. While only 16 percent of nonunion workers have guaranteed pensions, fully 73 percent of union workers do. More than 9 out of 10 union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but fewer than 7 out of 10 nonunion workers do. Unions help employers create a more stable, productive workforce—where workers have a say in improving their jobs.