Our Union Is About Standing Together for a Better Future





Talk with an SEIU organizer about how and why workers decide to join together in a union.
Plan how to empower and involve a majority of your co-workers in a campaign to form a union where you work. Legally organize your union and start negotiations with your employer for a contract agreement that spells out your pay, your benefits and gives workers a stronger voice to solve problems at work.
Are you a current SEIU District 1199 member? Contact us here.
Are you a healthcare or social service worker in West Virginia, Kentucky or Ohio with no voice in your workplace?
You need the strength and support that joining a union can provide.
If you're interesting in joining SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH, fill out this form and we'll get in touch with you.
Why Should I Join a Union?
Joining a union will give you a voice in your workplace. Without representation, the employer can change wages, benefits and work conditions without listening to the workers. Forming a union will ensure that workers have the power to bargain for a fair contract and the strength to protect that contract.
Here are five good reasons to join your coworkers in forming a union:
  1. Working together, union members have the strength to win better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and safer workplaces.
  2. The "union advantage" is substantial. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, union members are much more likely to have health benefits and secure retirements.
  3. For people of color and women workers, the union impact is even greater. Women workers who are union members earn nearly $9,000 a year more than their non-union counterparts. For African-American workers, the union differential is also about $9,000, and for Latino workers the yearly advantage is more than $11,000.
  4. In addition to helping workers win better wages and benefits, unions help all workers by giving working families a stronger voice in our communities and in the political arena.
  5. By joining together, we can build the strength to hold elected officials accountable to working people and win improvements such as affordable, quality health care for all.
What Can I Do to Join SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH? Fill out this form and we'll get in touch!


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