Are unions still relevant and important to employees in today’s day and age?

Unions are still extremely important today. In a global economy, the nature of work and employment is constantly changing, and some employers resist unions. Research shows that far more workers would join unions if anti-union campaigns weren’t so common. Misinformation and intimidation – including firing union supporters – are routine responses when workers try to form unions.

Workers have less power when they act individually but acting together as a group, they can effect real change. Unions are the collective voice of workers. Unions are the workers’ watchdogs, using their power to ensure that workers’ rights are protected under the law.