Forming a union at your workplace will ensure you have a say in your working conditions: that you can make improvements that are important to you at work.
Many Mariners employees have a union already. No matter what area you work in, there is a union for you too!
Confirm your support by signing a union authorization card. You can do it online – and in confidence.
Unions are about workers coming together to have a voice on the job. You set the priorities and improvements you want to see made at work, we help you make them happen. Together, we can raise the standards at your workplace and make what you like about your job even better.
Here’s what we are hearing Mariners workers want to see improved:
Did you know many Mariners workers are unionized? From the players to the stadium food service employees. Some of your co-workers, who are already part of a union, include:
The Mariners Ballclub has a relationship with a number of Seattle-area unions. You have a legally protected right to form a union at your workplace – in fact, many Mariners employees have a union already. These are the unions that represent or are seeking to represent Mariners and T-Mobile Park workers:
If you’re interested in learning more about forming a union, use the form below and a member of our team will follow up with you. We treat inquiries in confidence. Your employer will never know you contacted us.
Here are answers to questions workers often have about joining a union:
You and your co-workers will decide what changes you want your union to push for. Here’s what we are hearing from Mariners workers:
Securing what you have today into a legally binding contract ensures that what you like about your job stays that way even if there is a change of management and even ownership. Belonging to a union also creates a support network: Stewards, union representatives, negotiators and lawyers will be there to ensure your fair treatment at work, always.
Workers wanting to form a union have legal rights and protections under the National Labor Relations Act. Because Mariners’ management is signatory to a Labor Harmony Agreement, Mariners employees have the huge advantage of following a fair and simple process known as “card check” to become unionized. Through this process, a union is automatically approved after a majority of workers sign cards saying they want a union. Signing a card is easy and confidential, you can even do it online here. Whether you are ready to sign a card or not, we encourage you to get in touch to strategize and talk about next steps with a union organizer.
Absolutely. The National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of employees to form a union. It is ilegal to fire, threaten or discriminate against a worker for their support of a union. What is more, Mariners management has a relationship with a number of Seattle-area unions. They have committed to respect the legal right of their employees to unionize if they choose to do so.
There is no cost to join until you vote in your first collective agreement. Once you start benefiting from your new contract, your dues will be no more than a small percentage of your earnings. Due rates vary per job and union – we encourage you to get in touch with us to find out more about your specific union dues rate. Since unions are non-profit organizations, you can be sure everything you invest in your union is spent back in union members. The voice at work, rights and benefits that come with unionization are well worth the small cost associated with joining!