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Union Power in a Pandemic
Posted On: Feb 19, 2021
Feb. 19, 2021 | UNIONS | […] The misery of the last few months has affected all (well, most) of us, but unionized workers are generally in a far better position to endure an economic crisis than their nonunion counterparts, enjoying higher wages, greater access to paid sick leave and employer-sponsored health insurance, and more power in the workplace. Even though only about 1 in 10 essential workers is represented by a union, unionized workers have managed to secure significantly better treatment during the coronavirus pandemic than their nonunionized peers. Last year, unionized workers were less likely to lose their jobs. [They] have not only enjoyed greater job security, but have also fought for and won higher wages, bonus checks, paid leave, implementation of safety measures, and access to personal protective gear… On Labor
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