Why Should I Join the Union?
Collective Bargaining is a power relationship, and the Union gets its power from its members' solidarity and active support. The employer knows precisely how many non-members are in the bargaining unit and takes the number of non-members as a sign of weakness, which they will exploit.
UNION HITCHHIKER - Author Unknown
Have you ever driven down the road and run upon a hitchhiker?
Most of the time, their thumb gives a clear message:
“If you furnish the car, the gas, the time, and do the driving, I’ll ride with you. But if you think I’m going to pitch in for gas, you’re out of your mind.