Q: What is a union?
Unions are about a simple proposition: By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about. They negotiate a contract with their employer for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours. They have a voice in how their jobs get done, creating a more stable, productive workforce that provides better services and products. Always adapting to the challenges of our nation's evolving workforce, unions are meeting the needs of workers in today's flexible and nontraditional work environments. By building power in unions, workers can speak out for fairness for all working people in their communities and create standards and a strong middle class across the country. Click here to learn more about the difference a union makes.
Q: Is the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO a union?
No. We are an umbrella group that includes dozens of local labor unions in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. We are happy to assist you in contacting your union, but the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO is not a union itself.