Being a plumber can mean that you are able to get work fairly easily. There are always going to be pipes that need to be fixed or installed. But, being a plumber isn't always easy, and it can be hard for you to get what you need. One way to do that join a union. There are a lot of benefits for you when you join a union.
1. Worker's Unions
These unions have been around in one form or another for many years. The most current iteration of workers or labor unions is a group where people who have a common profession have gotten together and formed an organization that will keep their best interests at heart. While some unions will have more than one kind of profession in it, most are for a single profession, like plumbers, electricians, or office workers. The members of the union pay in dues and get back a lot of benefits. What are some of the benefits that you can get as a member of a union?
2. Collective Bargaining
One of the benefits that you can get as a member of a union is collective bargaining power. If you are trying to negotiate with your boss for more vacation time or a higher base pay, you are probably not all that likely to be successful. One person doesn't have a lot of power behind them, and it's easy for the bosses to say no. However, if you have a union, the fact that they have a lot of members means that they have more power than you would have alone. The union negotiators will be able to use that power and influence to get the members things that will help them.
3. More Work
Another benefit of being a member of a plumbers union is that if you are laid off from the company you work for you may be able to go to the union hall and sign up on a list of currently not-working members. When a company is looking for a union plumber, they can call the local union hall to see who the next person on the list is, and call that person to offer them a job. The union may also have a fund that is set up in order to help members who are currently waiting for a new position.
Joining a union can be a really good thing for you and your job.