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  • The Power of Organizing

    Most employers try to talk workers out of organizing a Union.  Why?  Primarily because they know that, with a Union standing behind them, workers will gain the power to make themselves heard. This means that employers must listen and work with their employees to improve the workplace.  

    That is exactly what having a Union in your workplace is all about.

    Unions give workers a real voice on the job to stand up for ourselves, our families and our future.  Having a strong collective voice gives working men and women the authority to negotiate good pay, strong benefits, an effective grievance and arbitration process, and dignity and respect where they work. 

    The only proven way to bring about real and positive changes for working men and women is to get it in WRITING — in a legally-binding Teamster contract.  Remember, when workers stand alone they are powerless.  The employer holds all the cards and calls all the shots.  By standing together, as one united voice, workers gain a seat at the table and the ability to demand fairness for the work they perform everyday.

    The Teamsters Union is made up of 1.4 million working men and women across the United States and Canada.  We are truck drivers, nurses, police officers, delivery drivers, school employees, food workers, airline employees and much more.  Today, the Teamsters Union is one of the strongest and most powerful Unions because of the diversity of our membership.  Employer promises are just words — but the benefits provided by a Teamster contract offer real strength and security for working men and women.

    Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43, working in unison with our affiliated Local Unions across the state, works hard everyday to improve the quality of life for workers through organizing.  Organizing the unorganized has been, and will remain, an essential part of what we do to provide first-class service to rank-and-file members as we fight to protect their jobs and benefits in the challenging 21st century workplace.

    All Teamsters are encouraged to make organizing a personal priority.  If you know someone who would benefit from the wages, health care, pensions and job security provided by the Teamsters Union, contact Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43 today at (313) 961-1730.  

    Your tips will be passed along to the appropriate Local Union so that, together, we can expand the benefits provided by the Teamsters Union to more and more unorganized Michigan workers.

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    Unions Offer Real Workplace Strength and Security Union members have a voice in determining what they want in terms of wages, hours and working conditions.  Contract negotiations are at the core of labor movement.  They occur when workers join together to negotiate issues with their employer.

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