Unionized jobs narrow women's wage gap

The gap is still there, but it's 23 per cent smaller in a unionized workplace

Women are able to narrow the wage gap with their male counterparts by taking union jobs, reports The Toronto Star. In fact, while women currently earn 60 per cent of what men in the same jobs receive, that figure can rise to 83 per cent in a unionized environment.

The Star cited a report conducted for the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. That report states that women in union jobs have more chances for advancement due to increased job security, wage protection and child care.

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