Wages of union members are, on average, 27 percent higher than those of workers without union representation.
Women in unions earn an extra $170 a week – $9,000 more a year.
African Americans in unions earn an extra $150 a week – $8,000 more a year.
Latinos in unions earn an extra $225 a week – $11,650 more a year.
88 percent of union workers have job-related health coverage while only 69 percent of non-union workers do.
More than two out of three union jobs offer a dental plan; only 44 percent of non-union workers receive dental coverage.
More than half all union jobs offer vision coverage; only about one-quarter of non-union jobs provide vision care.
85 percent of union jobs offer prescription drug coverage; only 66 percent of non-union jobs provide prescription drug coverage.
Union workers pay an average of 8 percent of the total monthly premium (employer pays 92 percent) for single coverage; non-union workers pay 20 percent. Union households pay an average of 12 percent of the monthly premium for family coverage while non-union families pay 32 percent.
72 percent of union workers have a guaranteed defined-benefit pension compared to 15 percent of non-union workers.
Tyroneyeah you are probably one of the people working for half the wage you should be with fed ex and yet their prices are not half of either union comp. (Abf or ups). They are just making more money on you at your expense and slapping you in the face. Good luck my friend!!!
Thats why fed ex needs to go union! They are getting screwed right now but they are brainwashed or something and think they have it better. I just started my first union job and its great, never had a job that could even compare! GO UNION.....
What one thing seems strange to me is the benefit that union provide to our way of life now that many laws are in place to eliminate discrimination and too powerful a business from overpowering the common worker -- not ignoring global competition to remain solvent.
Our president is for immigration that leads to lower wages and turns the eye away from enforcing illegal immigration -- that hurts unions and keeps wages down for many. But our president also supports higher wages resulting in higher social costs to the rest of society by backing the unions who worked for his election -- that hurts anyone not in the union stronghold. Somebody pays for those commericals...
I would not want to see someone like Walmart or Toyota unionize and the rest of society pay for it through higher prices. Walmart also employs many that would not stand up to union standards and I say that as a compliment to Walmart and mankind. They are doing more than keeping costs down for society. They are providing jobs. When you criticize, keep in mind that UPS is providing jobs also and helps keep the delivery industry healthy by ensuring there is competition. If UPS can stay competitive while carrying the burden of unionism, I say all the better for them and it should give some competitive advantage to FDX. GLTA.