Union Membership Benefits African-American Workers More Than Non-Blacks
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From Think Progress.

Though generally union workers earn more than those who are not unionized, a new study finds that African-American union workers stand to gain more than non-black union workers. According to the Economic Policy Institute, black union workers earn about 17.3 percent more than non-union workers, which is $2.60 on top of their hourly wage.

Known as a “union premium,” workers who have union memberships benefit from increases in their hourly wage. But for African-American union workers, that premium can be more significant considering blacks and Latinos are statistically more economically disadvantaged.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.

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