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Hi all,

I have an interview this coming Tuesday at a university and in the job description under pay rate it says Union. Anyone knows what it means? In my old job we did not have unions.

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Its likely determined by the union's pay scale for that type of position.

I'm a teacher and we have a union that "backs us up" by giving us access to lawyers, discounts, that fights for pay increases, and unfair treatment. To me it's worth the $42/month.


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It means your wage is bargained and determined by union contract. You would not negotiate your own, personal, rate of pay. All workers of the same classification would receive the same level. You would pay dues, normally from your paycheck, for this service as well as many others. Unions have their benefits and downfalls. For some workers a union is a Godsend and for others an unnecessary middle man.


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Yep do some research ion unions, can be good or bad. Lot of time with unions the best person doesn't get the promotion,the person with the most seniority (time in) does, but thats not always the case either. Best of luck at the interview


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