Achieve Bargaining Power with a True Labour Union

Together We Bargain! Divided We Beg. As individuals we have little or no influence over the boss. In a union, you have bargaining power, but even some workers that have highly specialized skills, like nurses, firefighters and hockey players, join unions to maximize their negotiating power. By joining UFCW Local 401, the Largest Private Sector union in Canada and Alberta, you have strength collectively to negotiate issues that are important to you.

Statistics Canada has consistently reported large disparities between union and non union wages. This difference may not "jump out" at you when you first get a union job, but as your wages increase, you will know the difference! And wages under a union contract cannot be reduced by an employer during its term.