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How to Join a Union

Not a member of a union? Here’s why you should consider joining one

Better Pay, Better Benefits and a Voice on the Job 

Working people from all walks of life join together in unions to gain a voice at work. This includes laborers, highly skilled professionals and technical workers, even professional athletes, actors and actresses. Learn more about the union difference from the AFL-CIO.

As a union member, you have a strong collective voice for negotiating with employers about pay, benefits, working conditions and how jobs get done. Having that say and collective voice gives you a union advantage.

If you do not have a union at your job, find out more about how to form a union. Today, more people are taking steps to form unions than at any time in recent history. You can be one of them!

  • The first step to joining a union is to locate your individual union and contact it for union facts and guidance on organizing
  • Get in touch with a union organizer.  
  •  If for some reason you can't join a union but want to support your fellow working Americans and fight for good jobs and a just economy, learn how to join Working America.