Union vs. non-union: Latino incomes
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their annual survey of the United States’ unionized workforce. Here are the key findings:
In 2014, Black workers belonged to unions at a higher rate than whites, Asians, and Latinos.
Public sector workers had 35.7 percent union membership, more than five times higher than that of private-sector workers (6.6 percent).
New York had the largest unionized workforce at almost 25 percent, while North Carolina (once again) had the lowest rate below two percent.
Men had slightly higher union membership than women — 11.7 and 10.5 percent respectively.
Weekly earnings for non-unionized workers ($763) were almost 25 percent less than unionized workers ($970), but for minorities, the numbers dipped a little below the averages on both ends. In our infographics below, we explore the actual incomes for unionized Latinos.
And for Latinas...