What is a Union?

        What is a Union?

          A trade union is a group of workers who stand together to make decisions about their working conditions. Union workers enjoy many advantages including higher pay, employer-paid benefits, training, and a voice on the job.

Many of the benefits and protections that are in place today are a direct result of unions. These advantages include but are not limited to: minimum wage, social security payments, an eight-hour work day and weekends, overtime pay, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).