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Why do you need a union bond?

You are required to get a bond to protect the union employees that you hire. If you do not pay the union employees their dues, a claim can be filed on your bond.

What's your bond cost?

Bond costs vary by applicant, bond amount, bond type & the agency you choose. You can get a general idea of costs using our Quick Estimate tool to the right or an exact quote instantly online!

Why our rates are so low

When it comes to surety bond insurance, there is safety in numbers. As the largest volume writer in the country, we are able to obtain the lowest rates from the strongest bonding company partners.


Frequent Questions

What is the difference between a wage and benefit bond and a fringe benefit bond?

Wage and benefit bonds guarantee that a contractor will pay union wages and benefits when hiring union employees. Fringe benefit bonds guarantee the contractor will pay union benefits only, not the wages of the employees.

Can I get a union wage bond with bad credit?

Yes. However, it can be difficult. Collateral is commonly needed for anyone with poor credit. You need to apply online to determine your approval terms.

How long do I need to have a bond in place?

As long as you are employing union workers. Union bargaining agreements generally last for one year, but this depends on the bond form and union.

Can I get approved without posting collateral?

It is possible, but there are not many sureties willing to do so unless they write other contract bonds for you as well. You must have very strong financial statements to qualify for a wage & welfare bond as a standalone request.

Does it help if I've been bonded in the past?

If you actively request bid and performance bonds you have a better chance of qualifying for high risk obligations that sureties would usually prefer not to write. A good agent will attempt to sell your whole account to the underwriter to ensure all of your needs are met. If your current agent is failing to do so, it may be time to contact a new agent.


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Jennifer Henson
Our company has been with JW Surety for several years now so when we needed to obtain a bond for a new company, we immediately went to them for help. Our rep, Melissa, was extremely helpful and prompt which made the process extremely easy for me.
David Tillotson
Trying to get a local Surety Bond was like driving a car on three tires. I searched Surety Bonds and found JW Surety Bonds. I got online and filled out the information and with in 30 minutes received a response from Melissa. She was informative, friendly and helpful. One more super satisfied customer.

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Our company writes $4,000,000,000+ in bonds each year!
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