- Money- Union workers make between 20-30% higher wages than their nonunion counterparts.
- Benefits- Health care, pension, sick days and other such benefits are common to those working in a union.
- Safety- Incidence of injury and death are far less common to union workers than to those who are nonunion.
- Fairness- Workers are more likely to be treated appropriately because if a supervisor acts improperly the union will get involved.
- Security- A union worker cannot simply be fired or demoted on a whim.
All of these points are laid out in a contract with the employer which breaks down working conditions (work hours, overtime, sick days, holiday time, wage, benefits, etc.). If an employer breaks any of these rules, a union representative will fight on behalf of the employee to ensure that the issue is corrected.