Every worker deserves respect. Through membership in the Boilermakers, you can gain that respect by becoming one of a group of employees that takes pride in their work, and uses their collective voice for positive change in the workplace. Being in a union puts an employee on a more even playing field with the employer, giving you the respect you deserve.
Through collective action, training, and contracts with the company, unions promote safe working conditions for everyone in the workplace. Boilermakers have a dedicated safety representative that can be called to deal with an unsafe situation, and OSHA can be alerted to conduct safety investigations when needed.
Boilermakers are skilled tradesmen and women whose talent is needed in today's economy. They take pride in perfecting their craft. Members support one another and give back to the community. Being a Boilermaker isn't just a job, it's a way of life.
Union representation helps ensure you're treated fairly on the job. Backed by a negotiated contract, union workers are protected by a grievance procedure designed to enforce the contract and stop the employer from violating labor laws.
Opportunity in your job isn't just about better wages and benefits, it's also about having a say in shaping your future. The Boilermakers union works with employees to negotiate contracts that can increase a worker's power through collective action. By opening a dialogue with their employer, workers have the opportunity to ask for what they want, such as employer-provided training and a path to higher-skilled jobs.