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SmartAsset Ranks Washington’s Unions the Strongest in the Country

SmartAsset Ranks Washington’s Unions the Strongest in the Country

by Council 2 Staff on November 17, 2020

 
Leading the way in the study once again is Washington State, which ranks in the top six of the study for six out of the eight metrics we considered. More specifically, 18.80% of workers are in unions, the third-highest rate in this study. Washington ranks second overall for the four-year change in union membership, which increased by 27.63% from 2015 to 2019. The average annual wage for all workers in Washington is $62,020, the fourth-highest in our study.” – SmartAsset

 
This graph from the Economic Policy Institute shows how union density and the percentage of income going to the richest 10 percent of Americans are related. As union membership goes up, wealth distribution is less concentrated:
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