In 2016, women in unions were paid 23 percent higher wages than those not in a union. Moreover, unions have narrowed the gender wage gap to just 6 percent. Plus, those of us in unions are also more likely to have various types of paid leave to balance work and family.
The union contracts of our fellow Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) members provide real-world examples of workplace policies that unions have negotiated to narrow the gender pay gap.
By Katie Barrows and Kayla Blado