How to Join a Union

Not a Union Member? Here’s Why You Should Consider Joining

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 their 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 one. 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.