Union organizing is essential to protecting the jobs of existing members. A non-union company typically provides no (or sub-standard) benefits, and the pay scale is considerably less than union counterparts working in the same industry. This all equates to lower labor costs, and because of that, non-union businesses can charge less for their products and steal union business.
We highly encourage our members, and non-union friends alike, to read through this web site. It underscores how crucial Teamster unity and continued organizing is to obtaining quality contracts, respectable wages, secure medical and pension benefits, as well as job protections.