Union Women Fare Better in Pay, Benefits

Unionized women are far better off than women who aren’t in unions, affirms a recent study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Using Labor Department data, the study shows the average female employee in a union earns 12.9 percent more in hourly wages than her non-union counterpart, is 53.4 percent more likely to have an employer-sponsored retirement plan and is 36.8 percent more likely to have employer-provided health insurance.

The data shows “a substantial boost in pay and benefits for female workers in unions relative to their non-union counterparts,” say the report authors.

The study goes on to say that women will be a majority of the union workforce by 2023 if current trends continue.

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