A new report from the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) has shown that Black and Latina women are responsible for some of the recent and biggest labor gains. The number of each of these demographics’ union membership rose in 2023. Although union membership had declined precipitously over the past years, and particularly among Black and Latina women, there has now been a resurgence in their union involvement, while membership fell for White and Asian American women. The difference between those who are unionized and those who are not is startling: for full-time Latina workers, the rate of pay is 14k more per year, while Black women’s salary is 20% more per week.
Read the full story by Juliana Kim for NPR News, published here: https://www.ideastream.org/2024-02-05/black-and-latina-women-helped-propel-gains-for-unions-in-2023-finds-a-new-study