Better pay, better benefits, better everything!

If you have never belonged to union before, or if you are not exactly sure what unions do – don’t worry. We are excited to include you in our family and happy to answer any questions you might have. First, here are some of the basics.

What is a union?

It’s simple, really. Unions are working people standing together. Working collectively, we get the respect we deserve so we can focus on the parts of our job that really matters. That’s why nearly nine of every 10 classified employees are CSEA members in CSEA-represented school districts, community colleges and county offices of education.

What do unions do?

Unions make things better for everyone. When we join together in a union, it enables us to negotiate for higher wages and benefits and improve conditions in the workplace.

Workers in union-represented jobs have a clear advantage over their non-union counterparts. On average, union members have better insurance, better retirement benefits, paid sick leave and higher pay.

The union difference

This is what it means to have a union job:  More money in your pocket to buy a home, start a family, pay down student loan debt and save for retirement.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at (866) ITS-CSEA (487-2732).

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Median Weekly Earnings

Better Pay

Union workers earn better wages than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers earn $191 more per week than their non-union counterparts.

Median Weekly Earnings

Job-Provided Health Insurance

Better Health Benefits

More than 75 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but less than half of non-union workers do.

Job-Provided Health Insurance

Defined Benefit Pensions

Better Retirement Security

Union workers are five times more likely to receive an employer-provided pension plan than working people without a union.

Defined Benefit Pensions