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Interactive Map: Stronger Unions Create A Stronger Middle Class

Interactive Map: Stronger Unions Create A Stronger Middle Class

Unions Lead to Higher Income for the Middle Class

This interactive map from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unions raise middle class incomes even for those not in a union.

The interactive on this page uses a deprecated technology that is unable to render in modern browsers. Please refer to CAP’s more recent work on this topic.


Stronger Unions Create a Stronger Middle Class

Click on a state, or on “all states,” to see information about unionization there.

Drag the blue arrow to adjust the union membership rate and see how it affects middle class earnings in the state.
  •  Change in middle class earnings
  •  Average change in earnings for middle class households

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Nick Bunker

Research Associate

David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

Karla Walter

Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy

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