Being part of a union provides you with numerous benefits. As an organized group, you can help better your position no matter your industry. The leadership of the union works to make sure that you receive fair pay and benefits for the work you do.
If you encounter unsafe working conditions, the union could help rectify that situation as well. If it becomes necessary to get government agencies involved, the union leadership handles these issues so that you don't have to. When it comes time to renew a contract or otherwise set out terms of your employment, the union works on your behalf to provide you with the best solutions possible.