Join The Team
What does it mean to belong to a union? It means you are not alone. Your wages, benefits and working conditions are protected by a legally-binding union contract. If your rights are violated on the job, your union stands with you. If your wages and benefits come under attack, your union defends you. These protections didn’t happen by accident. They are the result of union members standing together through many decades of collective action. This is your union. We can continue to improve wages, benefits and working conditions, but we need your participation. A good way to start is by becoming a member and attending the monthly Local 911 Unit Meetings.
If you are not a member, you are still fully covered by the collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated between your employer and the union, and the union is obligated to represent you. Any benefits that are provided to you by your employer pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement (e.g., wages, seniority, vacations, pensions, health insurance) are not affected by your nonmembership. (If the union offers some "members-only" benefits, you might be excluded from receiving those.) If you are not a member, you may not be able to participate in union elections or meetings, vote in collective bargaining ratification elections, or participate in other "internal" union activities. However, you cannot be disciplined by the union for anything you do while not a member.