Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local Union #19
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One voice is not enough to make any significant changes to your job. It takes a combined voice to have any clout in the workplace. Strength is in numbers and unity.
The important thing is to act together. You have a right to consider unionizing, just as your employer has a right to join contractor associations and pay dues to them. Just as he has a right to make a profit, you have a right to expect fair wages and conditions.
Companies are making big profits. More Union companies bidding on their jobs evens the playing field and raises the standards for the workers. When non-Union companies bid, they know they can lower costs at your expense.
The U.S. government protects your rights as a worker. It protects your right to explore your options as a Union member without fear of retribution, harassment or intimidation from employers. The only way to maintain and improve standards is to exercise your right to choose.
Ask questions! Any decision that affects you so much deserves a lot of consideration. Begin by asking your friends at work. Ask the unionized tradesmen at your jobsite. Ask us… we will tell you about contracts, dues and benefits.
Then, ask yourself: How can things change?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, continue reading!
Sure signs that you need a Union where you work...
Ask yourself these questions:
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We will explain what we can do to help you. Maybe you would like us to arrange a group meeting or just meet with you personally. We are available at your convenience.
Call us at one of the numbers below, and one of our representatives will be happy to speak with you or return your call. All calls are confidential.
If you feel that we can help you, contact us.
What can you do to help yourself?
The dentist's drill doesn't scare you nearly as much as his bill! Have you got a dental plan? Or will you have to wait until you win the lottery to pay for it?
By providing a comprehensive health & welfare benefit package, there is no need to compromise your and your family’s well-being. Medical and dental care costs should not have to compete with the rest of your expenses!
Workplace safety is not high on your employer’s priority list… unless someone gets hurt. And then how will they react if a Workers’ Compensation claim is filed?
Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 considers construction safety an absolute necessity. We fund or subsidize courses such as Construction OSHA 10, OSHA 20 Safety and CPR/First Aid. We monitor job sites and work closely with contractors to ensure you are not at risk.
The big one will just have to wait. You just got your Social Security statement from the government, and it says you will have to work until you’re 84! So, can you afford to retire?
Sure, you may pay into Social Security, but the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 Pension Fund receives contributions from employers. It’s not coming out of your pocket. And every union hour worked adds to your Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 pension!
Respect… do you get any at work? Think you should?
Union companies historically have better morale and less employee turnover. Job classifications and fair wages are standardized. A grievance procedure is in place to help mediate conflicts. Can you approach your employer one-on-one if you have a problem?
Unions help workers live a better life!