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“Service in the Community”, “Justice on the Job”
Let’s level the playing field!

Union members earn 28% more than non-union workers in wages alone, (if you include benefits, it’s 36% more)! Paychecks for women with a union contract are 30% higher than for women without a union.  African-American union members make 37% more than their non-union counterparts.  For Hispanic union members, wages are 55% higher.  What about benefits?

Fully 86% of all union members are covered by health care plans.  And the union plans are more than twice as good as the non-union plans, government studies show.  What about pensions?

90% of all union members are covered by pension plans, and 79% of those plans are “defined benefit” pensions, meaning they are both government insured and provide a quaranteed monthly pension payment.  Only 76% of non-union workers have any sort of pension plan at all, and only 42% are covered by the higher quality (and more costly) “defined benefit” plans.  What about disability coverage?

Union membership can make a big difference if you are injured and out of work.  Nearly 75% of all union workers are covered by short-term disability plans, compared to only 50% of the non-union workforce.  What about paid leave?

Union workers enjoy 68% more paid leave than non-union workers, according to the government.  The value of paid leave for a union worker is $1.92 an hour, compared to $1.31 for a non-union worker.  That means more paid time at home or with the family, when you want it and when you need it!

Want to learn more about how you can have better wages, benefits, and job security? Contact the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers at District 75 by emailing our District Organizing Committee!


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