What is a Union? First understand that you are the union. Unions are the members, and members are the workers. Workers who come together to protect and further their rights and interests in the workplace. Being a union empowers you to have a seat at the table with your employer to negotiate your rights and benefits there.
U.S. Dept. of Labor reports that wages of union members are, on average 27% higher than those who work without union representation; 92% of union workers have job related health coverage compared to 68% non-union; 73% of union workers have guaranteed, defined benefit pension compared to 16% non-union.