A union is simply an organization of employees who join together for a voice in their work lives. When workers join together they build power to achieve positive change. That’s what forming a union is all about. By speaking together in one strong voice through a union, workers gain economic leverage to bargain a better economic relationship with their employer. Strong organizations enable employees to negotiate good contracts, improve their standard of living and have a voice in making workplace decisions.
How do we build the organization?
TNG-CWA can help, but the first step is up to you. Successful organizing campaigns require that employees talk, listen and learn together with their co-workers. They gather information about workplace issues to be addressed, discuss the changes to be achieved, and learn to build an organizing campaign in the workplace. Experience tells us that it’s best when employees organize themselves if they want to create a viable organization in their workplace. A TNG-CWA organizer can help with guidance and resources. But it’s the employees who must join together to create and build their organization.
It’s Your Legal Right
It is your legal right to discuss employment conditions with your co-workers and join together to negotiate work conditions with your employer. Here’s what Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act says: “Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, to join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representation of