Labor Day

Union Membership and Wealth Inequality.

The chart above, provided by the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, designed to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. The chart above examines union membership and wealth equality.  Examine the chart above and answer the three questions that follow.

1. What are two trends you see in this data?

2.  What are two hypotheses to explain the trends you identified?

3.  Liberals believe greater unionization in the United States would lead to a larger middle class and less wealth disparity. To what extent do you find this to be a valid argument?