Monday, May 09, 2011

UNIONS ~ The Real Thing !

The Strength of Unions in
Building Up the Middle Class

It is no mistake that where unions are strongest, workers earn more, work in safer conditions, send their children to better schools and live in safer neighborhoods. Consider these facts the next time you hear about an attack on unions in your state or elsewhere.

10 States Where Unions are Strongest 10 States Where Unions are Weakest ...Green numerals are Union...Red numerals are no Union !

Average Hourly Earnings (Manufacturing) $18.98 <> $16.35

Household Income $56,409 <> $43,913

Population without Health Insurance 10.0% <> 18.1%

Workplace Fatalities Rate per 100,000 Employees 2.4 <> 4.2

Public Education Spending per Pupil $12,673 <> $8,860

Eligible Voters who Voted for President 62.8% <> 60.0%

Crimes per 100,000 3,356 <> 4,152

Population in Poverty 12.5% <> 16.3%

Note: All figures are from 2009 unless indicated. The states with the greatest density in 2009 are AK, CA, CT, HI, IL, MI, NJ, NY, RI and WA. The least dense states are AR, GA, MS, NC, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX and VA (Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey). Additional data compiled from the following sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Bureau of Labor Statistics; AFL-CIO, "Death on the Job,” 2011; Center for Democracy & Election Management.

Tom Conway, (upper right) International Vice-President USWA !

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