New Study Finds Unionized Latinos Earn Dramatically More Than Counterparts

Published: September 24, 2015

Last updated on October 8th, 2015

A new report from the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) shows that Latino union workers have distinct advantages over their non-union peers in terms of their bring home pay and benefits.

Latino Workers and Unions: A Strategic Partnership for America’s Progress” provides the latest data on the wages and benefits afforded Latino workers through union membership.

The report finds that unionized Latino workers make $11,544 more in yearly wages. In addition, their non-union counterparts face an increased chance of wage theft and on the job mortality while also receiving the lowest quality pension and health insurance coverage.

The report also recommends that unions begin extensive outreach to the Latino community in order to impact workers’ rights and increase their own power.