There's a reason that your company discourages unionization. Simply put, your company doesn't want to pay you more. That anti-union video that they made you watch during training didn't give you the facts. So here they are:
Can you afford health care? Do you choose between taking a sick day and feeding your family? Is an unpredictable schedule making it hard to find reliable childcare? Can you afford to save for retirement?
Too often, workers give doubtful answers to these questions. Yet we know one thing for certain: union workers earn better benefits.
In brief, here's how it works:
You can join Unionize.me by clicking here. After 30% of your store signs up, we connect it with other organizing stores to form a cluster. When your cluster gets big enough, we submit your union cards to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") – the U.S Government Agency responsible for enforcing workers' rights to unionize.
Upon submission of the union cards, the NLRB will hold elections in the clustered stores. When a majority of your store votes for unionization, Unionize.me will negotiate with your company for higher wages, better benefits, and stable hours. If your company refuses, we'll strike together. (Click here to learn more about how our strategy is different.)
Our organization is only a platform. It is our members that must stand up, take to the picket line, and disrupt the status quo. Admittedly, this is a daunting reality for those already struggling to make ends meet. We wish the world was different. Yet if you want financial security for your family, you must make company management feel the pain of poverty wages. Strikes make that possible.
Stand up for just wages and stable hours.