February 28, 2020         
The National Black MBA Association® Celebrates Black History Month at Nasdaq   •   SMART Founder Neil Brick Speaks at Child Abuse Conference in Dundee, Scotland   •   Special Learning, Inc. Announces the Launch of its Global Solutions in Russia to Help Those who Serve Individuals with Autism an   •   Sammie L. Madison's newly released "Will Somebody Please Stand Up and Tell My People THE TRUTH" raises the need for the black Am   •   Cryos USA Hosts First Assisted Reproductive Technology Symposium   •   Reigning Champs Experiences Partners With National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics   •   Grange Insurance Announces M. Marnette Perry as New Board Chair, Members Elect Kathie Andrade to Board of Directors   •   Forbes Reveals Results of Second Under 30 Voter Survey with Zogby Strategies   •   VA Maryland Health Care System Invites Women to Continue Making History with VA   •   ItsHot.com Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Premier Luccello Jewelry Line   •   P&G Recognizes Top Agencies   •   Dance Academy USA's Competition Dance Team Is Auditioning for Their 2020-2021 Dance Team   •   Carrie Schwab Pomerantz to speak at Financial Empowerment Conference for Underserved Girls in celebration of International Women   •   Christopher & Banks Corporation Announces New Credit Facility Package That Provides Additional Liquidity of $6-$8 Million to   •   Publix Breaks Ground on North Carolina Distribution Center   •   Ikon Pass Unlocks Winter 20/21 on March 5, 2020   •   Oberlin to Launch Liberal Arts-Centered Integrative Concentration in Business   •   HeroPlex Announces Appointment of a New Member to its Advisory Board   •   Young Adult Thriller, The Smallest Thing, Becomes All Too Real in Age of Coronavirus   •   Zion & Lennox Announce Their First US Tour "ICONIC Tour Twenty 20" Commemorating Their Legendary 20 Year Run
Bookmark and Share

Unions Give Asian Workers Advantages

 WASHINGTON - A new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) documents a large wage and benefit advantage for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers in unions, relative to their non-union counterparts.


The report, "Unions and Upward Mobility for Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers," updates an earlier analysis of AAPI workers in organized labor and incorporates the latest data from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) for the period 2003-2009 to reveal a number of advantages of unionization for AAPI workers.

"As a share of the union workforce, only Latinos are growing at a rate faster than Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” said Nicole Woo, Director of Domestic Policy at CEPR and an author of the report. “While this is reflective of workforce trends in general, the data show that joining a union makes a big difference in the wages and benefits of AAPI workers."

The report finds that unionization raises the pay of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers by about $2.50 per hour. AAPI workers are 16 percentage points more likely to have employer-provided health insurance and 22 percentage points more likely to have an employer-provided pension plan than their non-union counterparts.

Among the other findings in the study:

  • about  one-in-eight (12.5 percent) of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers were in a union or represented by a union at their workplace
  • almost half (48.8 percent) of AAPI workers in unions were women
  • in 2003-2009, on average, two-thirds (67.0 percent) of unionized AAPI workers were immigrants
  • half (50.5 percent) of unionized AAPI workers had a four year college degree or more
  • more than four-in-ten (43.4 percent) unionized Asian American and Pacific Islander workers were in the public sector
  • unionized AAPI workers are heavily concentrated in several states, with about six-of-ten (60.0 percent) in the Pacific states and about four-in-ten (40.5 percent) in California alone
The full analysis can be found HERE


STORY TAGS: ASIAN NEWS, ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS, ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News