SEIU Local 1107

The Union Difference

When workers stand together, the direction of our lives changes dramatically for the better. From wages to paid leave, from safety to retirement, studies prove over and over how much of a difference unions make for workers who raise their voices as one.

The key difference is that when workers have a union, we are able to share decision making power with our employer and are able to negotiate a contract that spells out all our wages, benefits and working conditions. But without a union, the employer maintains all the power and we have little say in our jobs.

SEIU Local 1107 members have shown over and over again that we can win contracts with the highest standards, including:

  • Fair wages with guaranteed yearly raises.
  • Pay scales with step increases that reward years of experience.
  • Affordable healthcare or ourselves and our families.
  • Substantial paid time off and holiday pay.
  • Retirement with dignity.
  • Job training and career advancement opportunities.
  • Pay differentials for different shifts asnd certifications.
  • Health and safety at work.
  • A fair disciplinary process with a neutral arbitrator to make final decisions.
  • A real voice on the job!
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Why You Should Join a Union

Unions Improve Wages

Research shows time and again that unions raise wages for workers. In fact, union workers make an average of nearly $10,000 more than non-unionized workers. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statics)

Unions Improve Benefits and Working Conditions

Working together, union members have the strength to win affordable health care, a secure retirement, and safer workplaces. The “union advantage” is substantial. Union workers are far more likely to have workplace benefits like retirement plans and health insurance. Union workers are also more likely to have paid leave, including sick leave and vacation. Unionized workplaces are also more likely to faithfully follow health and safety laws. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statics, OSHA)

We Have Power Together

Joining a union will give you a voice in your workplace. Without representation, the employer can change wages, benefits, and work conditions without listening to the workers. Forming a union will ensure that workers have the power to bargain for a fair contract and the strength to protect that contract. Collective bargaining also helps close the pay gap between the private and public sectors. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor )

Unions Protect the Marginalized

Unions fight for fair pay for all workers, which is especially critical for chronically underpaid workers, including women and people of color. Women workers who are union members earn nearly $9,000 a year more than their non-union counterparts. For Black workers, the union differential is also about $9,000, and for Latino workers the yearly advantage is more than $11,000.

Together, We Have a Voice

In addition to helping workers win better wages and benefits, unions help all workers by giving working families a stronger voice in our communities, in the government, and in the global economy. By joining together, we can build the strength to hold elected officials accountable, stop the “race to the bottom” by employers who cut wages and benefits in favor of bigger profits, and win improvements such as affordable, quality health care for all.

Secure Your Retirement

Union membership directly correlates with retirement plans. In private sector jobs, 93% of unionized workers have an employee-sponsored retirement plan, compared to only 66% of non-union workers. All workers deserve to retire with dignity after a lifetime of service, and unions are a huge factor in delivering on that promise.