When workers cannot organize for fair wages and benefits, they are much more likely to require assistance from government entitlement programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.
Union membership pays off in lots of different ways. It generally means higher wages for employees, more productive workplaces, and better-functioning communities.
Add these things together and there’s an added benefit: reduced dependency on the government, especially for programs targeting low-income Americans.
A low-wage, non-union employer creates a huge burden of government dependency. With the low wages they offer, their employees can, and often must, resort to the government for food stamps and Medicaid and other benefits.
The employer gets away with government paying a large chunk of their employment bill, and the employees are stuck being dependent on the government for basics that should be part of their normal employment package.
“Union membership offers a pathway to sustainability and normality for employees in even the biggest and toughest non-union companies.”Organizer, UWUA National