WHY Union?

What does being/working “union” really mean to our organization and the members we support?

As you have probably already heard the working definition of a union employee is as follows:

“An organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members’ interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions. Members of a labor union with job protection under a collective bargaining agreement with the employer”

So WHAT? What does this mean for the average employee looking to start out in this industry?

1. Working a union job means…Being offered LIVABLE wages! Per our wage sheets effective until June 2020 a UNION journeymen plasterer starts off at $27.14/hr. While minimum wage throughout the state of Indiana is shown below…

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2. Not to mention UNION jobs offer health insurance that could support your loved ones    if something were to go wrong unexpectedly. Never worry about being able to afford/pay out of pocket for health care again! Union Plus stated that “92% of union workers have job-related health care, whereas only 68% of NON-UNION workers can say they have coverage.”


3. We also offer STRENGTH in numbers. Our members have local contacts they can contact if job-related questions arise. You are never truly alone when you’re a valued member of a union. We fight for better work conditions, competitive pay, and SUPPORT our members. Become part of something bigger than yourself with a local union!

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