The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water
The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water

The one chart that blows anti-union arguments out of the water

“What have the unions ever done for us?” Well, they reduce poverty, for one. As part of its Rights at Work campaign, Unifor pulled together the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on some of the world’s most developed countries to compare the impact of unionization on a country’s poverty rate. Look: the […]

January 15, 2014

What have the unions ever done for us?” Well, they reduce poverty, for one.

As part of its Rights at Work campaign, Unifor pulled together the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on some of the world’s most developed countries to compare the impact of unionization on a country’s poverty rate.

Look: the lower the unionization rate, the higher the poverty rate.

Unionization and poverty

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