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New report cites direct link between union wages and growth of the middle class
If incomes of the union rank-and-file rose by just 10 percentage points, middle-class incomes would go up $1,479 per year -- even for those workers who aren’t union members, according to an new analysis of U.S. Census data by the Center for American Progress.
The analysis makes clear the strong links between unions and the growth of the middle class.
It shows that in Pennsylvania alone, a 10 percent point increase in union membership would generate more than $4 billion in income for the middle class to spend on goods and services -- meaning a huge boost to the Commonwealth's economy.
For the full story in the Huffington Post, visit here.
For the full report by the Center for American Progress, visit here.