What is the benefit of being in the Union?
Higher Wages and Increased Benefits
According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, union workers generally earn substantially more than non-union workers. Between 2003 and 2009, the average union worker earned at least $1.50 per hour more than the average non-union worker, and in North Dakota and Wyoming, union workers made about $6 more per hour than their non-union counterparts. In every state, union workers are also substantially more likely to have employer-provided health insurance as well as an employer-sponsored retirement plan.
If you are a woman, you are more likely to have employer-provided health insurance and a pension if you join a union than you are if you simply have a four-year college degree. Overall, women in unions are about 19 percent more likely to have employer-provided health insurance and about 25 percent more likely to be in an employer-provided pension.
Union Plus was created by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to help unions recruit and retain members and to provide union members and their families with high-quality consumer benefits and services.
Each program is carefully researched and developed by a team of experts. They do all the homework and negotiate the best deals using the financial clout of the more than 13 million members represented by AFL-CIO unions. Through this affiliation, Union Privilege is able to offer benefits of much greater value and quality than members can generally get on their own. Because Union Privilege carefully monitors each program, members get prompt, courteous service and high-quality benefits - as well as help in resolving any problems.
Visit the Union Plus Benefits page for detailed summary of some great union negotiated discounts on a wide variety of goods and services.
NATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM
In the event of a serious accident, work related illness or safety violation that endangered life and limb, we need your help. Please notify us on our 24 Hour/7-Day notification system by dialing our HOTLINE SYSTEM at: 1-866-516-7233
You will receive an immediate response from a qualified Health & Safety representative. Making those important decisions when the "chips are down" will help insure that the rights of our membership remain property protected.
You can receive non-urgent information via E-mail at: NABET-Safety@cwa-union.org
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