Every worker would like a safe, well-paying job that affords his or her family a good quality of life. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 633’s main goal is to ensure workers have a voice in on-the-job working conditions.
Why become a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 633? Some may think, “What’s in it for me?”
Ask yourself these questions:
- Does my current employer pay me what I am worth?
- Does my current employer pay their employees different rates for doing the same job?
- Does my current employer pay 100% of the health insurance costs for me and my family?
- Do I have two pension plans to support me when I retire?
- Does my current employer offer continuing education and training – at no expense to me?
- Do I deserve to work around others who are drug free and verified through an ongoing random drug testing program?
- Do I deserve a safe workplace, with safe working conditions being real and enforced - not just on paper?
- Do I want to belong to an organization that takes pride in doing the job right the first time?
- If you have experienced a lay off, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else, and an entire organization dedicated to finding you other employment?
- Have you ever felt afraid of losing your job about speaking up about unsafe working conditions or if asked to take shortcuts to make your employer more profits?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you should consider becoming a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 633. If you answered “Yes” to more than one of these questions, then you should strongly consider becoming a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 633.
Unionized workers tend to earn higher wages and have more reasonable workloads than non-union workers. Better benefits such as health/dental/eye care plans in addition to pension plans are negotiated for members along with reasonable wage increases.
Unions set the standard for worker education, skill level, working conditions, and quality of life issues. Union members have access to ongoing health and safety training courses provided by the union.
In a union workplace members are not at the mercy of a boss or manager. You can’t be fired “at will” for no reason. Grievance procedures are in place to address worker complaints. Workers have a clear set of rights detailed in their collective bargaining agreement. These rights are protected by law.