Why Do Employees Join Unions?

A union is an organization that represents employees’ interests to management on issues such as wages, work hours, and working conditions. Employees participate in administering the union and support its activities with union dues, fees they pay for the union’s services. The law protects employees’ rights to join and participate in unions. The law also requires employers to bargain and confer with the union over certain employment issues that affect unionized employees.

Employees join unions for different reasons. For example, in Israel, employees join unions because many believe ...

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