Jeffrey Zimmer is an employee at the nonprofit PartnersGlobal and a Nonprofit Employees United (NEU) member. He and his colleagues joined together in union with OPEIU Local 2 earlier this year.

Here is what a union means to Jeffrey:

“For me, a union means democracy and transparency in the workplace. A union allows workers to have a say in their working conditions and ensure they are not subject to personal whims of management. Things like raises, promotions, and discipline or termination all must follow a mutually agreed upon process. This helps to remove some of the unilateral or biased possibilities in management decision-making. A union means fairness; fair wages, fair working conditions, and a fair shot at working towards a successful career.”