Question by  nikola (14)

What are the advantages of being in a union?

I am thinking about joining one and want to know more about them.


Answer by  Anonymous

the union means protection from being fired with or without cause. most unions protect the sick, lame, and lazy. unions also provide security for both hard working and lazy ppl. unions are great as long as you get involved in a strong one... or they suck!!!!


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Being in a union generally means more bargaining power and security for you as an employee. Having a representative will mean you are better protected, and that you have somebody to speak for you. Also, they are generally very knowledgeable about worker's rights that the average person which will help you.


Answer by  answerqueen (564)

Your going to have a large group of people supporting your career choice in your trade. They will be there for contract negotiations regarding pay/wages/schedules, etc. Beware though, you also have restrictions imposed on your as well (such as if no work available, they keep you from freelancing on your own).


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

The advantages will vary based on the trade or profession that the union represents. Generally, unions will provide a guaranteed rate of pay and wage increases, legal help with grievances against employers, and protection of benefits such as vacation time, sick leave, and insurance.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

They typically have higher pay rates and often have stronger benefit plans. However, they also charge dues for membership, and if they strike, you may be forced to be unemployed whether you want to work or not.


Answer by  KIRAN21 (48)

The advantage of being in a union is that u are able to serve the nation. the union u join should have experienced persons who are able to cooperate you.


Answer by  jack36 (71)

Union is strength. There are many proverbs over this topic. When we join we can get more knowledge and all the things we need. It will be strength for us when we all join together.

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