The Union Advantage
Union membership is important to working people, helping them gain decent wages and working conditions and have a say in their jobs. This collection of fast facts answers basic questions about unions and shows some of the advantages of union membership. As a member of a union, you receive all the benefits achieved by the union in negotiating employment benefits with your employer. When your union negotiates payment and benefits on behalf of many employees, you are part of a much larger group that generally has much greater bargaining power in dealing with employers.