Myths & Facts

Myth: Unions are bad for business and bad for the economy.
Fact: Labor unions are a vital part of any healthy democracy. They provide employees with a voice in the workplace, and employees who have a voice are more likely to feel a sense of loyalty to their employers.

Myth: A union can’t guarantee anything, and employees will lose wages and benefits with a union.
Fact: The truth is, members of a union have a right to negotiate a contract that is legal, binding, and guarantees the wages and benefits you deserve.

Myth: Unions are a group of outsiders who will try to come in and dictate what goes on in the workplace.
Fact: Actually, you and your coworkers are the union. You elect your officers and decide what you want your union to do by a democratic process.