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February 4, 2014

The Union Advantage 3

Last year, we mentioned to you some of the advantages from which unionized workers benefit, like the earning of nearly $5/hour more than non-union workers and the role CEIU plays in protecting its members and representing them. Union benefits go well beyond that, unions benefit the whole of society.

As part of its Rights at Work campaign, Unifor pulled together the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on some of the world’s most developed countries to compare the impact of unionization on a country’s poverty rate.  As you can see in the following graph, the lower the unionization rate, the higher the poverty rate.


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