What has organizing a union meant for you? We want to hear your story.
We’re gathering stories from workers for a new U.S. Department of Labor worker organizing resource website about how successful union organizing campaigns made their jobs better.
Use the form below to tell us:
- What made you decide you wanted to organize a union at your job?
- How has having a union improved your life?
- What does being part of a union mean to you and your family?
- Or anything else you’d like to share about your experience organizing a union!
Here are a few examples of what others have shared:
"I believe organizing a union is the only way to have a voice at work. As workers we do the work and by standing with our coworkers we can collectively bargain for the pay, benefits and conditions we need to live a dignified life."
— Salvador Herrera, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
"Being in the trades has uplifted my life. I have an actual learned skill with the ability to teach others that same skill; this is something no one can take away."
— Cristina Barillas-Mcentee, National Chapter Developer and Field Coordinator for LCLAA at USW