As a member of a union you will earn higher wages than non-union workers will. In most occupations union workers earn 34 percent more than non-union workers do. Unions have health care benefits, retirement plans, and short-term disability benefits and in many cases, an annuity and/or vacation plans. Non-union workers often do not receive these benefits, and those that do are completely at the employers discretion.
As a union worker you will be working under collective bargaining agreements - ratified by the membership - that emphasize equal pay and fair treatment. That means that every ironworker – male, female, minority, white – all receive the same pay and opportunities.
Additionally, union workers are better trained, have lower turnover, and share in decision making. In other words, you have a voice on the job.
As a member of the Iron Workers Union you will become a member of the AFL-CIO federation of unions whose membership totals more than 13 million. The AFL-CIO helps workers and unions combine strength and work together to improve the lives of working families, bring fairness and dignity to the workplace and secure social and economic equity.
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