Did you know that, on average, a worker covered by a union contract earns 13.2 percent more in wages than a peer with similar education, occupation, and experience in a nonunionized workplace in the same sector?
Today is Financial Awareness Day, so we wanted to take a moment to share how our union is working hard to help you reach financial freedom.
There is hard evidence showing that when unions are strong, middle class incomes go up —this is no accident. Unions have positive effects, not only on the wages of union workers, but also on the wages of comparable nonunion workers, as unions set standards for entire industries and occupations. The union wage boost statistically helps close wage gaps among many demographics, whether by gender, race, or education. The good wages and benefits you negotiate in your union contract are your right as a union member.
You have earned them.
Access to better healthcare, safer workplaces, and scheduling that allows you to plan your life are all things that your union contract can provide, saving you hard-earned money over time. Whether from paying lower insurance premiums, avoiding costly medical bills from slipping in an unsafe facility, or being able to get enough hours to provide for your family, the union difference allows you to have more financial freedom.
At myufcw.org you can find hundreds of discounts that are available to you as a UFCW member, including:
In today’s economy we know it can be hard to make ends meet, but we will never stop fighting to make things better for you and your family.
Thank you for all that you do to make our union strong.