WELCOME to the ORGANIZING page of our website.
You may already be asking yourself "what is Organizing?"
Organized Labor by definition, is an association of workers United to improve the working conditions, and the worker's economic status through collective bargaining with employers. The common term for a group of workers looking to join a Union is "Organizing."
It is important to understand that we all work for the same reasons, whether we are unrepresented or a member of a union. We all work for quality of life. Being treated with respect raises your quality of life. Being proud of your work raises the quality of your life. Having access to training and advancement opportunities raises your quality of life. Providing health benefits for your family raises the quality of their lives as well as yours. Having the voice to stand up for what is right raises the quality of your life. Being able to retire with dignity raises your quality of life.
If you or someone you know are being *exploited by an employer, working in unsafe conditions, not provided adequate training, see no path for advancement in your future, or if you are just looking to improve the quality of your life, we can provide the guidance and support you need.
*exploit : to benefit unfairly from the work of some one else, typically by overworking or underpaying them.
Do not be mistaken, a good union member wants the contractor to make money. In fact, our purpose is to make the contractor money. Because the reward for doing a good job, is the opportunity to do more work. With more opportunities to work, we continue to raise the quality of life for more families, thus completing the circle.
As you can tell from reading , there's a lot more to being a good Union member than just the money. However, you will still need to know what to expect financially. Here is a brief look at wages and benefits for a Local 10 Journeyman, in Kansas City, as of April 1, 2017.
Wages and Benefits
We encourage you to read more about us to see if joining our union is right for you and/or your coworkers. If I met you and gave you a card that directed you to this page, I would like to thank you and look forward to helping you. If you found yourself reading this page by any other means, thank you for reading, and I look forward to meeting you. Either way I will leave my contact information below, please feel free to reach out to me for help organizing, or with any questions you may have.
Ironworkers Local 10