Why Organize?

Organizing is a term used when workers decide to join or form a Union to improve their jobs, benefits, working conditions, pay and other issues that they face in and around the workplace. When a majority of worker interest is shown, the employer sometimes honors the workers’ decision to organize. Often, the workers rely on mediation from the government to hold an election for Unionization. If the election is successful, the workers negotiate a working agreement, or contract, that defines the rights and responsibilities of the Union and the Company.

Organizing in the workplace allows workers a voice on the job, without threat of termination. Organized workers also receive better benefits and wages than nonunion workers.