Wage gap between unionized, non-unionized workers closing

Gap shrinks to eight per cent in 1999, was 20 per cent in 1986
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/13/2003

While unionized workers earn more than their non-unionized counterparts, the gap is starting to close according to a new study that looks at the wage differences between the two groups.

In 1999, unionized workers earned about eight per cent more than non-unionized staff. That’s a decrease from previous estimates. In 1986, for example, the wage gap was 20 per cent and in 1998 it was 12 per cent.

According to the study,