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Benefits of I.G.U.A. Membership

I.G.U.A. Membership Provides Strength in Numbers

Labor Unions are good for America and all Americans. All workers benefit from unions, because unions set pay standards and workplace protections. Union workers (workers just like you) benefit most from the union's collective bargaining power to negotiate with their employers on their behalf. This fundamental right gives you, as a union member, more power than if you tried to negotiate individually.


Benefits for Union Members Include

  • Respect in the Workplace
  • More Equitable Work Assignments and Promotions
  • Union Workers Receive an Average of 20% More than Non-Union Workers
  • Union Workers are More Likely to Have Pensions than Non-Union Workers
  • 92% of Union Workers Have Job-Related Health Coverage vs 68% of Non-Union Workers
  • Protection from Unjust Terminations through Collective Bargaining Agreements (C.B.A.). Because of this, Union Members can not be Terminated without "Just Cause". This is unlike Non-Union Workers who are "At-Will" Employees who can be Terminated for Almost Ay Reason. "At-Will" Employees are essentially employed 'At the Will' of their Employers.
  • The Collective Power to vote whether to Go on Strike. A strike is when a Group of Workers Stops Working either in Protest of Working Conditions or as a Bargaining Tool During Labor/Management Negotiations.


Benefits of Unions and Unionization to Employers and to the Economy

  • Higher Productivity
  • Solvency of the Firm
  • Economic Development
  • Better Trained Workforce
  • Lower Employee Turnover
  • Maintains Competitiveness
  • Contributes to Economic Growth
  • Improved Workplace Health and Safety
  • Superior Product Quality or Superior Service Delivery

Know Your Weingarten Rights

The following is an example of a 'Weingarten Card' which an employee can either read or present to management -prior to or during- a meeting with management where the employee reasonably believes that discipline or termination may result"


"If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at the meeting. Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in the discussion."

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