Being in a union has its definite advantages. As an organized group, you use your collective strengths to make changes and have a voice in the workforce. Common problems tackled by a union include wages, work hours, benefits, workplace safety and health, and job training.
Unions can do plenty of negotiating, but the actual way situations get resolved is through voting. Union voting can be a bit frustrating as there are many factors and opinions going every which way. Influences certainly play a role in the winning vote. And, what if you are working or not available when the vote takes place.
Nevertheless, the voting process is absolutely necessary to make equitable changes. Most unions are governed with a ‘majority vote rules’ requirement. Historically and increasingly, there is a lack of union membership participation in elections. A necessary change that could positively alter the union voting process is by taking it online.
Online voting has evolved the voting process in a way that makes it practical for all participants to get the information they need and to actually vote, all in one place. As we know, it can be difficult to get a group of people together all on the same night. When voting is critical, as with a union election, providing easy access to information and ease to cast a ballot is important.
With an online platform, union members can easily access background information on proposed union issues, the differing viewpoints, and comments from other union members, all on their own time. Plus, when it is time to cast your ballot, you can do so right online– secretly, safely, conveniently.