Modern Union FAQs

See how building and construction labor unions continue to uplift workers and communities.

Unions are still hard at work.

America has a long history with unions, but there are battles for workers’ rights being fought right here, right now. Learn more about the issues currently facing our workforce and how unions are involved.

How are union dues determined?

How are union dues determined?

Dues are the engine that keeps a union going. They’re not just the dollars that get taken out of a paycheck, but the dollars that fund bargaining and benefits, giving members a valuable return on their investment. These dues aren’t just arbitrarily determined, but carefully calculated to fund the union’s essential functions for their members….

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What is a Project Labor Agreement?

What is a Project Labor Agreement?

By design, the new Brookview Golden Valley is not your run-of-the-mill parks and recreation center. It boasts unique amenities like lawn bowling, a full-service restaurant, comedy shows and an indoor playground, just to highlight a few. But it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Specifically, how Brookview has been structured in a fiscally responsible manner…

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What is Janus v. AFSCME?

What is Janus v. AFSCME?

Who is Janus? Mark Janus is a social worker working for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. He is not a member of a union, but did pay partial dues to AFSCME because of its contract with his employer and because of the worker negotiating and support AFSCME provides public sector employees. Who…

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What is Right to Work?

What is Right to Work?

Right to Work is a policy that makes it possible for non-union workers to work in unionized workplaces. While there are existing federal laws that prevent workers from being forced to join unions, Right to Work policies are different, being championed at the state level by big corporations that seek to diminish the bargaining power…

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