Union Overview

A union is an organized group of workers who join together to collectively negotiate and advocate for better working conditions, wages, and benefits. Unions work by representing the collective interests of their members, negotiating with employers on various issues, and help provide support and legal representation for workers. The groups operate through democratic framework, where members actively participate in decision-making processes and elect representatives to articulate their needs during negotiations.

In essence, unions serve as advocates for the well-being and rights of their members, working diligently to secure fair and equitable treatment in the workplace. The collaborative efforts of unionized workers contribute to a balance of power in employment relationships, ensuring the concerns and needs of workers are duly considered in the decision-making processes of employers.

Additionally, unions provide a community for workers within their profession.

Unions Protect Workers

Unions play a crucial role in safeguarding the well-being, safety, wages, and retirement stability of American workers. Employees under union representation find increased confidence in expressing concerns regarding workplace safety, health issues, wage theft, and other infringements of worker protections. Unions actively contribute to the enforcement of workers’ legal rights, and facilitating the formation of unions enhances the department’s effectiveness in fulfilling its mission.

Union Representation

Serling & Abramson, P.C. has been honored to advocate for individuals affected by asbestos-related diseases, including members from various Michigan unions and beyond. Our firm is proud to be officially endorsed as Plumber Local Union 98’s asbestos attorneys. Some of the many Unions we have represented include but are not limited to:

  • Asbestos Abatement Workers Regional Local 207
  • Boilermakers Local 169
  • Boilermakers Local 85
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 127
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 25
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 47
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 75
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Various Locals
  • Iron Workers Local 25
  • Laborers Various Locals
  • Michigan Regional Carpenters Council Various Locals
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
  • Millwrights Local 1102
  • Operating Engineers Local 324
  • Operative Plasters and Cement Masons
  • Painters District Council 1M/Glaziers & Glassworkers Various Locals
  • Pipe Fitters Local 636
  • Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Various Locals
  • Plumbers Local 98
  • Roofers Local 149
  • Sheet Metal Workers Various Locals
  • UAW Locals
  • Steelworkers Various Locals