Organizing FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
When considering forming a union in your workplace, it is important you know the facts about a union. Management may take advantage of your lack of knowledge about the union, therefore you must be equipped with some basic information.
If you have any additional questions please contact our Director of Organizing, Chad Brooks. You can text or call Chad directly at 609-670-8605.
The right to negotiate a contract that is binding by law. You negotiate over wages, benefits, working conditions, and job security. The proof is indisputable. Unionized workers in our country enjoy wages and benefits 25% higher than non-union workers.
NO. The Union must present the cards to the National Labor Relations Board so an election can be conducted. At no time will the Union or the National Labor Relations Board EVER show the cards to the Company.
NEVER. You, the union members, have to vote by secret ballot election and 2/3 majority have to vote to go out on strike. 97% of UFCW Local 152 contracts are settled without a strike. Note: The Union cannot force you out on strike. It is against the law.
Remember, you are the union. Are you going to negotiate a contract that contains lower wages and benefits? Under Federal Law, you cannot lose any benefits that you presently have for organizing with UFCW Local 152. You negotiate your own contract along with a professional negotiator from the Local Union.
Never in the history of Local 152 has any member ever been fined or assessed.
If you are presently employed at the facility, you will pay no initiation fee. Only those hired after the signing of the contract will pay an initiation fee.
You pay no dues until you and your co-workers vote to accept your union contract. After you vote to accept your union contract, your Union Dues will only be $9.00 a week. That is a small price to pay when you consider all the benefits of joining the Union.
YES, under state law, you are an employee at will and your employer can change the terms and conditions of your employment at any time.
NO. The National Labor Relations Board will conduct a secret ballot election. No one will know how you voted unless you tell them.