Majorie knows that the ins and outs of union membership might be confusing for some, so she’s stepping up to bring a little clarity to an important question: how will a union create a better life for workers?
“The topic of labor unions can be very controversial…even political, for some. When some people hear the words “labor union”, they may think about a disgruntled group of people who are demanding something. But this isn’t it at all!
It was not until I had a family member join a union that I truly began to understand the purpose and benefits of union membership.
Labor unions are an organization of workers who share a common interest, and they work to improve the overall working conditions at their place of employment. Benefits of labor union membership can include higher wages, better health benefits, guaranteed pensions, and contract abidance.
Unfortunately, some companies do not treat their employees fairly so this is where union membership is important. You have a greater chance for positive change when you are a part of a larger group.”