Did you know?
Union members earn 34% more than non-union workers.
More than 75% of union workers have health benefits. Less than half of non-workers have health coverage.
Nearly 70% of union workers have a pension. Only 14% of non-union workers have one.
The 10 states where unions are strongest have higher earnings, better health coverage, less crime, more civic participation, less poverty and better schools than the 10 states where union membership is lowest.
But most importantly:
- Because it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and all of us need to stick together so those in power can hear our bark and feel our bite
- Because without unions we would work longer and have less time with our families.
- Because without unions that dream of retirement would never be more than a dream
- Because the boss doesn’t always play fair.