Learn How to Form a Union in Your Workplace

If you're wondering, "How do I form a union?" here are four starter steps. No matter what the industry you're in, or the labor law that covers it, the process for forming a union is similar.

  1. Get together with your co-workers who may share a common interest in organizing a union.
  2. Talk to a union organizer in order to strategize and to learn the next steps.
  3. Talk to your co-workers to build support for the union.
  4. Show that support through an election or a card-check once you have a strong majority.

Once your union is official, you’ll choose your leaders and negotiate a contract. The process is democratic, and the more inclusive you can be, the stronger your union will be.

Whether you work in heavy industry, shipbuilding, manufacturing, railroads, cement production or beyond, we’ve got your back. Fill out the form if you would like to speak with an organizer about the Boilermakers Union. We promise that your information will remain confidential.

Any questions? Call 1-800-24-UNION or send us a message.