America’s economy has swung out of balance. Working Americans today are working harder and producing more than ever, but their pay remains stuck. Meanwhile, as wages remain stagnant for the middle class and are actually falling for low-wage workers, the richest Americans are taking home an increasingly larger share of the economic pie.
But when workers are represented by unions, the pendulum swings in the direction of working Americans, helping to boost the economy for everyone. Union workers typically earn higher salaries and have greater access to retirement benefits, medical benefits, and most types of paid leave than their non-unionized counterparts.
The above excerpt was originally published in InsideSources.
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