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    Happy Labor Day Local 509!

    Just like the rest of 2020, Labor Day will be a Holiday like no other, during a year like no other. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
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  • The Union Advantage
    Posted On: May 09, 2018
    The Union Advantage

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor:

    Wages of union members are, on average, 27 percent higher than those of workers without union representation. 

    • Women in unions earn an extra $170 a week – $9,000 more a year.
    • African Americans in unions earn an extra $150 a week – $8,000 more a year.
    • Latinos in unions earn an extra $225 a week – $11,650 more a year.

    88 percent of union workers have job-related health coverage while only 69 percent of non-union workers do. 

    More than two out of three union jobs offer a dental plan; only 44 percent of non-union workers receive dental coverage.

    More than half all union jobs offer vision coverage; only about one-quarter of non-union jobs provide vision care.

    85 percent of union jobs offer prescription drug coverage; only 66 percent of non-union jobs provide prescription drug coverage.

    Union workers pay an average of 8 percent of the total monthly premium (employer pays 92 percent) for single coverage; non-union workers pay 20 percent. Union households pay an average of 12 percent of the monthly premium for family coverage while non-union families pay 32 percent.

    72 percent of union workers have a guaranteed defined-benefit pension compared to 15 percent of non-union workers.T


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