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These numbers will blow your mind and make you want to join a union

Still have lingering doubts about whether or not there’s a union advantage? Well, get ready for this: Unionized workers in Canada earn, on average, 22.9% more than their non-unionized friends, working out to an average hourly wage of $27.71 compared to $22.54. In other words, a union will get you an extra $5.17 per hour on average. And […]

August 18, 2014

Still have lingering doubts about whether or not there’s a union advantage?

Well, get ready for this:

Unionized workers in Canada earn, on average, 22.9% more than their non-unionized friends, working out to an average hourly wage of $27.71 compared to $22.54. In other words, a union will get you an extra $5.17 per hour on average.

And that doesn’t just benefit union members. Those union paycheques pump close to a billion dollars ($823.3 million, to be exact) back…