The IAM Difference: Union vs. non-Union Workplace

 In a non-union workplace:

  •  The employer makes all the rules, sets all the wage rates, and makes all the decisions on things like discipline, promotions, and hours of work.
  • The Boss is the Boss and the worker has no voice.

In a Union workplace:

  • Your Union bargains with the employer for a contract, and then makes sure that the contract is carried out.
  • Your Collective Agreement is a contract: a legal document between you and your employer that spell out wages, benefits, and rules of employment.
  • You are the Union, and the Union gives you a voice.