The Benefits of Joining Local 99

Benefits through Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • Health Care Benefits
  • Death Benefits
  • Pension Benefits
  • other Negotiated Benefits
  • Local 99 Benefit Programs for Union Members

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Job Line
  • Advanced Training Program
  • Death Benefit
  • Benefits provided for Union Members through Union Plus programs

  • Legal Services Plan
  • Mortgage and Real Estate Savings Program
  • Union Privilege Credit Card/Secured Credit Card
  • Health Savings
  • Accident Insurance
  • Education Loans
  • Union Family Savers
  • Even more benefits can be found on the IUOE page.

    The Costs of not Joining the Union
    The cost to employees to remain non-union continues to climb. Union workers are now making about 30% more than their non-union counterparts. Also, rapidly increasing health insurance costs are much easier to pass on to non-union workers who lack collective bargaining rights. The best example of non-union dues comes when you look at all the compensation, benefits, promotion criteria, job protection, hours and other provisions that are guaranteed by a union contract.

    Non-union workers are employees-at-will who have no guarantees and can be fired without cause. Employers often try to avoid the issue of non-union dues by claiming that the Union cannot guarantee you anything in negotiations. The truth is, without a union contract, nothing you currently have is guaranteed! In fact, because you are non-union the boss could lower your pay or fire you tomorrow without having to show just cause.

    For more information on how to get Union Representation in your job, contact our organizers today.

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