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There were 52,300 union members working in and around the Waterloo Region in 2014, over 21% of the local workforce. They earned $4.96/hour more because their unions negotiated fair wages and work hours.
The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up.
Better paycheques for workers delivered more than $9.3 MILLION every week into the local economy. Those extra dollars on workers’ paycheques get spent at local businesses, where they sustain jobs, and support community services that add to everyone’s quality of life. Unions aren’t just about negotiating with employers. We advocate politically so everyone can have fair wages, safer workplaces, pensions for retirement and dignity at work.