Friday, August 8, 2008

The Union Difference: 21 Percent!

Taken as a whole, U.S. union library workers earn almost 21% more than their non-union counterparts.
New ALA-APA – Department for Professional Employees [DPE] publication, The Union Difference--analysis of the earnings for union and non-union library workers.
Slide show at the DPE site. Wage and salary differences between union and non-union library workers, based on the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association Salary Survey, 2006.

The AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees (DPE) is a coalition of 24 national unions representing over four million highly skilled, white-collar employees. DPE unions include professionals in over three hundred separate and distinct occupations in many sectors including: health care and education; science, engineering and technology; journalism, entertainment and the arts; public administration and law enforcement. The DPE is the largest association of professional, technical and administrative support workers in the U.S.

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