Median weekly pay for full-time union workers $200 more than non-union

The Plain Dealer | Breaking news: cleveland.com Sunday, January 27, 2013

TODAY’S NUMBERS

11.3%: Share of U.S. wage and salary workers who were members of unions in 2012.
20.1%: Union share in 1983, the first year for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports comparable data.
$943: Median weekly pay for full-time union workers in 2012.
$742: Median weekly pay for full-time non-union workers.
35.9%: Rate of union membership for public-sector workers.
6.6%: Rate of union membership for private-sector workers.
12.6%: Share of workers who are union members in Ohio.
13.9%: Share of Ohio workers who are covered by a union or an employee association contract, regardless of whether they are members of a union.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey.
– Rich Exner, The Plain Dealer

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