Workers achieve a better life through collective organization in unions
• Labor unions are organizations of working people who join together for mutual benefit and to promote fairness and justice on the job. Labor unions give working people the collective power to improve the living standards of their families and build a more democratic and equitable society.
• When workers are united in unions, they have the power to bargain with their employers for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Through their unions, workers are able to protect their rights and have a stronger voice in what happens in the workplace. Workers gain greater respect and dignity when they are unionized.
• Unions give working people the power to influence government and the political process. Through union political action, unions help improve the community and influence government to serve the needs of working people.