Unions and Upward Mobility for Low-Wage Workers
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Keywords: Health insurance; Low-wage occupations; Collective bargaining
Coverage: United States
This report analyzes 15 of the lowest paying occupations in the United States and finds that unionized workers earn about 16% more than their non-unionized counterparts. Unionized workers in the same industries are also 25 percentage points more likely to have health insurance or a pension plan.