The Union Difference
By organizing a union, workers can attain significant improvements in the terms and conditions of their employment. Union workers enjoy much stronger legal protection on the job as well as better wages and benefits. Here are some recent statistics that prove it:
Reports show that Union workers generally make 35% more in wages and benefits than non-union workers.
Many Local 99 contracts have affordable health insurance. The employer pays all or most of the expense.
Local 99 can negotiate a pension plan to make your retirement easier.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employee Benefits in Medium and Large Private Establishments, 1997, Bulletin 2517, September 1999. Prepared by the AFL-CIO.
All Local 99 contracts contain language that prevents employers from unjustly and arbitrarily terminating, suspending and/or reprimanding you without having just cause for their action.
All Local 99 contracts contain a formal grievance and arbitration system to help provide you with due process at the shop floor level. All violations of your contract are settled through this procedure. So if you have any problems with management that you feel violates your Union contract, this procedure will help solve them.