Good article explaining why better wages and benefits contribute to a stronger economy and secure future for your family.

Unions Not Companies Deliver Real, Sustainable Financial Security
A lot of American working-class families struggle financially. A range of organizations thus encourage employers to help their employees gain more financial security. The goal is to provide families with some peace of mind, so that they become better at their jobs. Real employee financial security – higher wages, better benefits and more stable jobs – does not come from employers’ goodwill, but from workers negotiating for it, typically through a union.
There are two related arguments in favor of greater employee financial security. More financially secure employees will have fewer worries on their mind, thus allowing them to focus more on their job. This shows up as greater productivity and less turnover, which bolsters businesses’ bottom line. And fewer financial worries get workers to focus on longer-term goals such as retirement savings. Workers supposedly become more appreciative of employers’ retirement benefits, which makes it more likely that they’ll stay, again reducing turnover and increasing productivity.
American families need more financial security. Counting on employers to finally change course on helping their employees after they have decimated job security for decades will have only limited effects. Instead, all workers will need a stronger voice in the workplace through union membership and collective bargaining. They can then more equitably benefit from an improving economy and enjoying more financial security for them and their families.