Union workers earned 25 percent more in 2016

Union members in 2016 earned 25 percent higher wages than their non-union counterparts, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. The same report also showed that union membership in Washington state grew again in 2016, and is up by 10 percent over the past two years. “These are two pieces of very good … Continue reading

Report: Union membership grows in Washington state

A half-million Washington state residents belonged to labor unions in 2015, a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. The ranks of Washington state union members grew to 500,000, up from 491,000 in 2014, according to the BLS report. That 2-percent growth in union membership is good for the state’s economy, said … Continue reading

Union advantage: Higher pay plus better benefits

Union members on average make 27 percent more than non-union workers doing similar work, new data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. “That doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically get a 27 percent pay increase if you vote in a union at your company,” said Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge … Continue reading

Report: Union workers earn 21 percent better pay

SEATTLE —  Union workers on average earn $200 a week more than their non-union counterparts, a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. The extra income – which equals $10,400 a year more – can make a real difference in the lives of working Americans, said Jesse Cote, who leads the unionizing department … Continue reading

Report: Union workers earned $10,500 more in 2012

Union workers on average earn $201 a week more than their non-union counterparts, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. The extra income – which equals roughly $10,500 a year more – can make a real difference in the lives of working Americans, said Machinists Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski. “When … Continue reading

Boeing gives quality award to Everett 787 Machinists

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A group of 30 Machinists Union members who build 787s in Everett has been honored by the Boeing Co. with a new companywide award for outstanding quality and innovation. The team – which calls itself The Incredible B-Deck Bombers – was presented with Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ first-ever Excellence in Quality Award. Tom Wroblewski, the president … Continue reading

Union workers earn $11,000 a year more, study finds

Union workers in 2011 earned on average nearly $11,000 a year more than their non-union counterparts, according to newly released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau’s annual report also shows that union workers got bigger weekly pay raises than non-union workers in 2011. Overall, union workers were paid 29 percent more than … Continue reading

Report on worker benefits shows union advantage

A new federal report shows that union members may be your best friends with benefits. The survey found that 93 percent of all union workers in the United States had employer-provided retirement benefits, 93 percent had health care benefits and 85 percent had life insurance benefits. On the other hand, only 64 percent of non-union … Continue reading

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