Able-bodied union workers earn more than their non-union counterparts, but disabled workers have even more to gain from being in a union. In the non-union workplace, disabled workers earn significantly less than others, and may not have full workplace accommodations. Shamefully, disabled workers earn 66 cents for every dollar earned by non-disabled employees, however, some of that is due to part-time work, and the cap that Social Security Disability puts on those receiving it in order to continue to get benefits. A recent report by the Center for American Progress stated that in a union, these workers earn 30% more than those not in a union. Besides helping disabled workers get higher pay, unions help these workers navigate the system to request accommodations, to which they are legally entitled, the CAP report noted.

Read the full story by Crystal Lewis for The Chief-Leader, published here:,51622


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