Union Difference


Union Difference
We Have a Choice – Stand Together or Stand Alone

I choose to stand together

I choose to Stand Alone

and suffer from the consequences of the attacks on our wages, our benefits and public services by organizations like the Freedom Foundation. 

  • Americans for Prosperity states simply:  “The federal government has already provided an unprecedented level of assistance to state and local governments. More federal bailouts of state and local governments should be rejected.”
  • watch my average pay go down.  
    • Workers in “Right-to-Work” states make $6,109 less per year than their counterparts in collective bargaining states. State workers in Wisconsin have not been allowed to negotiate a salary increase of more than 2% total for the last seven years.
  • see our political power weaken so I don’t have a union to fight legislation that cuts my benefits. 
    • Members in Wisconsin saw an immediate 24% cutback to their benefits with the passage of anti-union legislation in 2010. Workers in Wisconsin have lost the right to negotiate over benefits, retirement, and working conditions.
  • Without a union:
    • Employers act unchecked, lowering wages and cutting benefits
    • State legislatures are free to pass laws that shift costs to working people, erode voting rights, and exempt corporations from paying their fair share.