Women: Join a union

/ 6 December 2008

There’s a reason why unions have been so important in our history, and it’s high time we stopped talking about them only in negative terms:

"For women, joining a union makes as much sense as going to college," said John Schmitt, a Senior Economist at CEPR and the author of the study. "All else equal, joining a union raises a woman's wage as much as a full-year of college, and a union raises the chances a woman has health insurance by more than earning a four-year college degree."

If you have a dollar or two to spare -- and I know many of us do not -- chip them in with the Workers Interfaith Network here in town.