The Century Foundation put out a report this week about how labour organised should be made easier by the web.
The reasoning was pretty simple: by making it easier to unionize, more people are likely to do it. It’s a good idea.
But this assumes the key point that it’s better to be a unionized worker.
Why should more people join unions?
The reasoning there is also pretty simple. In most industries, there’s a significant pay premium for unionized workers. That premium ranges anywhere from 10%-50% of the average hourly wage.
That’s a big deal over the course of a lifetime.
What does this mean, dollar-wise? Over a lifetime, a ton of money.