Unions have historically played a role in improving wages and benefits by enabling workers to join together to negotiate with employers.
Overall, we estimate that unions increase workers’ earnings in California by $18.5 billion annually through collective bargaining.
Unions increase the likelihood that a worker will receive employer-sponsored health insurance by 37.2 percent, compared to non-union workers with similar demographic characteristics and working in similar industries.
Unions increase the likelihood a worker will be offered a retirement plan on the job by 51.5 percent, compared to non-union workers with similar demographic characteristics and working in similar industries.
By organizing and bargaining collectively, union workers are able to significantly improve their wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Union workers have higher average earnings than non-union workers.
Union workers are more likely than non-union workers to be offered retirement benefits by their employer. »