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“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level – I mean the wages of decent living.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
How to Unionize
Talk to Your Coworkers
A union is when workers join together to improve their jobs. Talk to your coworkers about wages, benefits and working conditions to see if they want to make them better, too.
Talk to a Union Organizer
You’ll need to decide which union you’ll join. Union organizers are your guides to a succesful unionization campaign.
Start a Committee
With the help of a Union Organizer, you and your coworkers will build an organizing committee. This will be the key group of leaders at your workplace who feel strongest about the need to organize. Your committee will then work together to get more coworkers involved with the effort to win a union contract that makes everyone’s job better.
Know Your Rights
Unions will bring you more control over your wages, benefits and workplace conditions. Companies would rather keep that control for themselves, so they often try to discourage employees from starting a union. Don’t worry, it is your right, protected by federal labor law, to start a union. You have the right to talk to your coworkers about starting a union and about workplace conditions, including pay.
Sign Union Support Cards
Once a majority of your coworkers agree on the need to have a union, you will sign support cards. These cards declare that you want to start a union and you will have your selected union as your partner at work to help negotiate better wages, benefits and working conditions.
Once a majority of your coworkers have signed union support cards, they are submitted to the National Labor Relations Board to request a union election. This part can take several weeks as the Board decides on an election date and determines who at your workplace can vote. If a majority of your coworkers vote YES at your election, your employer now has to recognize your union and bargain with you and your coworkers.
Negotiate Your Contract
Congratulations! It’s time to get the benefits you deserve! The union negotiating team will begin working with you and your coworkers to negotiate your first union contract. You and your coworkers will have the opportunity to vote on the contract before it is finalized to ensure it has the benefits and value you deserve. After you’ve won your first contract, you can officially obtain Union membership!
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AFL-CIO Strike Map
Looking to support fellow workers on the picket line? As more and more workers are exercising their power and leverage to gain dignity, respect, and a voice on the job, the AFL-CIO has released a new tool to make it easier for workers and community members to show solidarity with striking workers.