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:

Salvador Herrera

"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​

Read Salvador's story >>​

"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

Read Cristina's story >>​

Cristina Barillas-Mcentee

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