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Video: How Unions Help Increase Wealth for All and Close Racial Wealth Gaps
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Video: How Unions Help Increase Wealth for All and Close Racial Wealth Gaps

Unions help narrow the gap between working families and the superrich.

Union membership increases median wealth for all families, but especially for Black and Hispanic families, helping to narrow the racial wealth gap.

For more on this issue, see “Unions Help Increase Wealth for All and Close Racial Wealth Gaps.”

Union membership significantly increases wealth for all households, but Black and Hispanic families gain the most.

Aurelia Glass is a research assistant for the Economic Policy team at the Center for American Progress. David Madland is a senior fellow at the Center. Christian E. Weller is a senior fellow at the Center and a professor of public policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Karla Walter is the senior director of Employment Policy at the Center. Divya Vijay is a former special assistant for Economic Policy at the Center.

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Authors

Aurelia Glass

Research Assistant

David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

Christian E. Weller

Senior Fellow

Karla Walter

Senior Director, Employment Policy

Divya Vijay

Special Assistant

Video producers

Hai-Lam Phan

Video Director, Production

Jasmine Hardy

Senior Video Producer

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