Asian Pacific American Women Workers and Unions

Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2010

From the Berger-Marks summary:
Study shows advantage for Asian Pacific American women

Being a member of a union adds about $2 an hour to an Asian Pacific American woman’s paycheck, compared with her nonunion counterpart. That’s the big news from a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

It jibes with another CEPR study, “Unions and Upward Mobility for Immigrant Workers,” that found a big union advantage in pay and benefits for all immigrant workers.

One of every eight Asian Pacific American women–12.8 percent– is a union member or is represented by a union at her workplace. More than two out of three are immigrants and about half (46.6 percent) work in the public sector.

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