There are real advantages to having a union for you as an individual and for society in general. By forming a union with your co-workers, together you will have the strength to negotiate a legally binding contract with your employer that includes better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement and a safer workplace.
Preserving and fighting for human rights has been a critical part of the Teamster mission since the union was founded. Teamsters are a significant voice, alongside other unions and labor friendly organizations, in the constant push for human rights legislation, which have resulted in laws that are now considered fundamental rights by the public. Review the specifics of the issues below to see how they might benefit you.