Analysis shows that, on average, union workers earn roughly 12 percent more than their nonunionized counterparts, with the premium rising for noncollege graduates.
Involving worker organizations more robustly in helping run the workforce training system could significantly improve training.
TrainingThe construction trades have some of the biggest and most well-known training programs in the country.
In short, providing worker organizations with a dedicated role in the provision of government services can help address a number of critical issues facing Americans.
About the authorsDavid Madland is a senior fellow and the senior adviser to the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress.