Wednesday, April 8, 2009
A report released today shows that unionization raises the wages of the average service-sector worker in Pennsylvania by approximately 9 percent. Keystone Research Center Labor Economist Mark Price says these workers include nurses, doctors and janitors; they comprise of 77 percent of the state's total workforce. Of these service-sector workers, only 14 percent represent a union. Price says those who are unionized are more likely to enjoy better pensions and health care. The Employee Free Choice Act would be able to help such workers that are not represented by a union be able to form one more easily.