From pay to training to retirement, LIUNA members live better.

A union helps neutralize pay discrimination.  
The most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows:

  • For women in a union, the weekly pay advantage is 32% over non-union women in the workforce.
  • For Hispanic union workers, the weekly pay advantage is 42%.
  • For African American union workers, the weekly pay advantage is 33%.

LIUNA has one of the best continuing FREE education systems in the world.

  • With dozens of courses that open the door to new opportunities and provide members with valuable skills.
  • Classes are available in every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada.

LIUNA members are safer on the job.

  • Members are empowered with the ability to speak out about workplace hazards.
  • Members are provided with training in order to recognize potential hazards.
  • A recent study found that the construction fatality rate in states with high union membership is half that of states with lower union membership.

Workers within a union also have an advantage when it comes to HEALTHCARE and RETIREMENT.  
The Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey reports:

  • 85% of union workers have health care insurance which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drugs compared to the 54% of non-union workers.
  • 76% of union workers have a guaranteed defined-benefit pension plan while only 16% of non-union workers have a pension plan.


  1. BLS, Union Members 2014
  2. Engineering New Record Q3 2014 Cost Report
  3. BLS, Union Members 2014
  4. Right-to-Work Laws and Fatalities in Construction
  5. BLS, National Compensation Survey, Healthcare benefits: Access, participation, and take-up
  6. BLS, National Compensation Survey, Retirement benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates

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