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
- Unions Make the Middle Class: Without Unions, the Middle Class Withers by David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker
- Infographic: Six Ways Unions Build a Strong Middle Class
- As Unions Weaken So Does the Middle Class by David Madland and Nick Bunker
- New Census Data Show Middle Class Continues to Struggle by David Madland and Nick Bunker