A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) finds that black workers who are members of a union have higher wages and better access to health and retirement benefits than nonunion black workers. The report, titled “Black Workers, Unions, and Inequality,” shows that black union members are more likely than workers of any other race to be members of a union and, on average, earn wages that are 16 percent higher than similar nonunion black workers.
According to the report, black immigrants are more likely than native born black workers to be unionized, and the wages for black union workers in low-wage jobs are 18 percent higher than their nonunion peers. A full copy of the CEPR report can be found here.
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