Fire Up Your Welding Life by Joining a Welding Union!

Aside from the camaraderie and inspiration you can get from a welding union, here are three reasons why you should join a union now, whether you’re a beginner or an expert at welding:

You get paid more


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a union worker earns more than a non-union worker. In 2014, the difference between their weekly income was $207. That’s 27% more money! That means if you’re in a union, you get paid more because you belong to a trusted group and your ability has been tested and proven.

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You get a lot of benefits


Let’s be completely honest—the benefits we receive from our jobs matter a lot, especially when we speak of medical benefits in the welding industry. The good news is if you’re part of a union, you get more benefits. In fact, according to Bankrate, 93% of union welders receive medical benefits, but only 69% of non-union workers are entitled to the same benefits.

As you can see, the difference is significant! If you have a family, medical benefits matter a lot. After all, we all need health insurance since we’ll never know when dangers would attack. Moreover, the employers of unionized welders have paid 89% of their single cover health premiums and 82% of family plan premiums. To boot, 77% of unionized workers also have defined benefit pension plans. Seriously, it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old. If you’re part of a welding union, not only will you be entitled to medical benefits, you’ll even receive money after retiring. Seriously, what’s not to love about being in a welding union?

You get more paid leave

Everyone needs the time to take it easy. But for most of us, we worry about the money more than the need for a vacation.

Good thing a unionized welder get 28% more paid leave than a non-unionized one!

Welding is a taxing job, and it can burn out the physical body. Welders need to relax too, you know. And they can rest more if they know they’ll get paid a lot more than if they were working independently. Those who work in a union are happier because they don’t have to worry about money.


Aside from vacation leave, 82% of union welders also have paid sick leave. Compared to the 63% of non-union welders who have paid sick leave, that amount is already enormous. No wonder unionized workers look happier in their welding profession!

Change the way your welding job affects you, and be one of those happy welders by joining a union today!

Spicing Up Your Life Even More


Let’s face it. There are times in life where we just want to sit all day on the chair and just do whatever we need without worrying about anything outside of our hectic work schedule. And let’s also face it. There are times in life where we just want to lie all day on the bed and just do however we want without worrying about anything inside of our frantic home schedule.

So, what’s stopping you from spicing up your life even more – or better yet, with the best Monopoly video game ever?

You see, you can always spice up your life even more by:

Just Being Yourself

Being true to who you really are is not only applicable for when you need to get a job. It’s also applicable for just about any other aspect of your life and most especially, when you need to know yourself better. Just being yourself, after all, is allowing yourself to be free from baggage and any other kind of worries that kept haunting you for so long and kept you from reaching your full potential as someone who truly matters.

Just Being With Others

As they say, the more the merrier. Nothing really beats you being with others as you spice up your life even more. No matter what you are planning to do, it will be more worthwhile if you can share the experience with someone else. And as they say, no pain no gain. Nothing also beats others being with you as they spice up their lives even more. No matter what they are planning to do, it will also be more worthwhile if they can share the experience with you.

How about you? How do you spice up your life even more?

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