Local 500 members benefit through aggressive collective bargaining. This leads to our goal of strengthening our contracts and member units. We all benefit by being part of our strong fraternal family of Teamster brothers and sisters. We fight for job protection, higher wages, superior health coverage and retirement income through collective bargaining and member representation. One of the key benefits of working as a union employee is union representation.
In a non union company problems and issues get resolved with bosses, human resource representatives and other management company employees. All of who represent the company and their best interest. This can leave an employee feeling vulnerable and outnumbered. When you meet management with a Teamster Local 500 Union representative you are meeting them with your brothers and sisters behind you and management knows it. You are no longer outnumbered and your representative works for you not the company.