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More proof that unionization dramatically increases good jobs #default

A recent Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) report, "Making Jobs Good," evaluates the likely impact of several policies that seek to address job quality, including universal health insurance, a universal retirement system (over and above Social Security), a large increase in college attainment, a large increase in unionization, and gender pay equity.

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The report authors found that

"[I]ncreasing unionization appears to be substantially more effective than a comparable expansion of college attainment. For all workers, and separately for men and women, increases in unionization consistently raise the share of good jobs more than similar-sized increases in college education."

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