Job security among union members is unparalleled in the workforce in this country. With more and more people living paycheck to paycheck, the issue of job security tops the list of many working people as their primary concern. Downsizing and corporate restructuring, contracting and outsourcing are threats that face so many in today’s workforce. As union members, your job security is substantially greater than that of unorganized workers in your industry. It is important to keep in mind that employers still have legitimate and legal reasons for terminating employees, and you will need to know how to prepare for this possibility, or any other unforeseen events which might leave you temporarily without employment. Read on to learn more about employment trends, how being a union member strengthens your job security and what you can do to protect yourself in today’s unsteady job market.