Interactive: Unions Build a Stronger Middle Class

Unions Lead to Higher Income for the Middle Class

Interactive from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unionization leads to more income for middle-class families.

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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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