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Union Membership is Critical for Women’s Wage Equality

Union membership boosts wages for all workers—but women see especially large advantages from being in a union. The wage gap among union members is 40 percent smaller than the wage gap among non-union workers and female union members earn over $200 per week more than women who are not represented by unions—a larger union premium than men receive. To promote equal pay for women, workers’ rights to organize must be strengthened.