What is a Union?
Unions are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people across diverse workplaces. As democratic bodies, unions are centered around a simple proposition: by coming together in solidarity, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about.
How do Unions Help Working People?
Unions strive to build a high-road economy in which the rewards of economic growth are broadly shared. A high-road economy is a fair economy where companies that receive taxpayer funded incentives to locate and grow in Massachusetts, hire Bay State workers and provide living wages, safe working conditions, family-friendly policies, and secure, sustainable jobs.
- Minimum Wage Raise (From $8 to $11)
- Earned Sick Time Legislation
- Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
- Workplace Protections for State Employees
- Defeating corporate money / influence and harmful legislation in Massachusetts - most recently, Save Our Public Schools Campaign
What Labor & Our Allies are Fighting for Right Now:
- Fight for $15 (Minimum Wage Legislation)
- Wage Theft Legislation
- Expanding Workplace Protections for State Employees
The Union Advantage! Why Join a Union?
Union workers are not only hard working men and women, they are brothers and sisters in a movement to create a more equitable society, economy, and political landscape for all working people. When workers stand together in solidarity we amplify our voices, those voices are heard by politicians, employers, and corporations alike.