WITH A UNION CONTRACT
Legal Binding Contract
A contract outlining wages, benefits, hours and working conditions that is enforceable in Federal Court.
Guaranteed Seniority Rights
Such as, job bidding, recall from lay-off and vacation accumulation.
A fair, proven means of solving problems between workers and management.
No Worker Can Be Fired or Disciplined Without Just Cause
Paid Holidays For Workers
Guaranteed by a contract that is supported by members.
Guaranteed Annual Wage Increase
A contract can guarantee a raise in pay every year for the life of the agreement.
A contract protects all workers regardless of their ethnic origin, gender or other differences.
Medical and Life Insurance
A contract can guarantee that you will be covered by medical and life insurance for the term of the agreement.
WITHOUT A UNION CONTRACT
Not a legal binding agreement. Merely a guide, at best it can be changed at the whim of the company.
Without a union contract, you have no guaranteed seniority rights.
If you have a problem, tell the boss and cross your fingers. Without a contract, you could be fired for complaining!
Any worker can be fired at any time, without just cause or reason
Any paid holidays you now enjoy could be taken away at any time
No contract - No idea of what may happen.
Many nonunion workers have gone years without a wage increase. The typical nonunion shop receives 30% less than their union counterparts.
Unfair Treatment and Favoritism
nearly always reigns supreme in a nonunion shop.
Without a negotiated contract guaranteeing your insurance benefits
They can be changed or eliminated at any time without notification.