We are stronger
By standing together, we get the respect we deserve so we can focus on the parts of our job that really matters. That’s why nearly nine of every ten classified employees is a CSEA member in CSEA-represented school districts, community colleges and county offices of education.
Unions making things better for everyone
When working people come together, they make things better for everyone. Joining together in a union enables us to negotiate for higher wages and benefits and improve conditions in the workplace.
Workers in union-represented jobs have a clear advantage over their non-union counterparts. On average, union members have better insurance, better retirement benefits, paid sick leave and higher pay.
The Union Difference
This is what it means to have a union job: More money in your pocket to buy a home, start a family, pay down student loan debt and save for retirement.
Median Weekly Earnings
Better Pay Union workers earn better wages than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers earn $191 more per week than their non-union counterparts.
Job-Provided Health Insurance
Better Health Benefits More than 75 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but less than half of non-union workers do.
Defined Benefit Pensions
Better Retirement Security Union workers are five times more likely to receive employer- provided pension plan than working people without a union.
"As a member, you are the union. Every voice is valued and every member matters."