Why Union?

The Labor Movement can best be described by one word:  SOLIDARITY!  The right of workers to come together has allowed them to receive benefits that they would not have otherwise enjoyed.  Local 440 has negotiated the following for its members:
 
Union Wages

  • Union Wages versus Non-Union Wages (including fringe benefits) are nearly 3 times higher according to the Bureau of Labor statistics for the state of Indiana 
  • Non-Union Workers often must pay all or part of their benefits packages – therefore, their wages actually go down when fringes are calculated in. 
  • Basic Union Wages go up due to the employer contribution negotiated by our collective bargaining agreement. 

Employer Contributed Fringe Benefits Package:

  • Health & Welfare Plan 
  • Supplemental Dental & Vision Plan 
  • Disability Benefit 
  • Death Benefit 
  • Pension 
  • Annuity 

Safer Working Conditions

Training

Better work productivity

Greater job stability

Visit the AFL-CIO (http://www.aflcio.org) to learn more about Why Union.  The Bureau of Labor (http://www.bls.gov/home.htm) has some very interesting statistics as well.
In closing, it has been said that a single stick is easy to break but a bundle is much harder.  This is the reason why Unions are so important for workers’ rights.  By implementing solidarity, or complete unity, we are much stronger and our voice WILL BE HEARD!

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UNION NEWS
  • New Contractor Seminar May 12, 2021
  • Retirees Cookout - CANCELLED May 12, 2021
  • Union Meeting May 24, 2021
  • Holiday per Contract: Offices Closed - Memorial Day May 31, 2021
  • UA Softball Tournament - CANCELLED Jun 25, 2021
  • Window Open to Pay Dues Jun 28, 2021
  • Union Meeting Jun 28, 2021
  • Holiday per Contract: Offices Closed - Independence Day Observed Jul 5, 2021
  • Officers, Elected Committees, and Stewards Meeting Jul 26, 2021
  • Union Meeting Jul 26, 2021
  • UA Local 440 Golf Outing Aug 14, 2021
  • Union Meeting Aug 16, 2021
  • UA 40th General Convention Aug 23, 2021
  • Indy Labor Fest Sep 4, 2021
  • Holiday per Contract: Offices Closed - Labor Day Sep 6, 2021
  • UA Local 440 Picnic Sep 18, 2021
  • Retirement Seminar Sep 25, 2021
  • Window Open to Pay Dues Sep 27, 2021
  • Union Meeting Sep 27, 2021
  • Retirees Cookout Oct 6, 2021
  • Officers, Elected Committees, and Stewards Meeting Oct 25, 2021
  • Union Meeting Oct 25, 2021
  • Retirees Luncheon Feb 5, 2022
  • Retirees Luncheon Mar 5, 2022
  • Retirees Luncheon Apr 5, 2022
  • Retirees Luncheon May 5, 2022