Collective bargaining is a formal process that gives you a voice in decisions that affect your job and your profession. It provides you and your colleagues with a special relationship to your employer in determining salary, benefits, hours and working conditions. More important, collective bargaining gives you a contract that puts these guarantees in writing, while also protecting you from unfair treatment.
To begin organizing a union at your workplace there’s a simple starting point: quietly talk to a few of your co-workers who you think may be interested in organizing.
This small group starts to privately discuss workplace issues, what is involved in organizing a union, and making plans to contact IFT. When you’re ready, contact us and an IFT representative will meet with the small group to answer your questions and help you develop a comprehensive organizing plan.
If you work in education but you don’t have a union, please contact us
to learn about the power that comes with collective bargaining.