Everyone loves a good bargain. Thanks to legal protections and the power of a unified workforce, unions have the ability to bargain with employers for better benefits. When both sides agree on a subject, these new changes are cemented in a contract that must be honored. You are deserving of fair treatment and compensation on the job so let's make sure you get it. Articles in the section cover the ins and outs of collective bargaining.

What’s a bargaining unit?

Sometimes the word union and phrase bargaining unit are used interchangeably, but knowing how one functions in relation to the other under U.S. law is key in the early stages of organizing your workplace.

What is a strike?

Workers have a lot of power when they band together. Sometimes, that power lies in withholding labor to get employers to negotiate fairly and improve workplace standards. Think of it as the ultimate worker flex.

Collective bargaining agreements: what’s in a union contract

Also known as a union contract, a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is a legally binding document that outlines the terms of employment for union members. This article breaks down some of the elements most commonly found in a union contract.

Safety in numbers: how unions save workers

Because most Americans lack the protection of a strong union, American workers are losing out when fighting for occupational safety and it’s costing them more than just wages.