Want to get healthy? Join a Union!
If you want to be healthier, join a union!
Researchers at Duke University polled more than 11,000 workers, both union and non-union, and found that the union members were 3 percent more likely to be healthy. The difference implies that approximately four million American are healthier today because of their union affiliations.
The study’s results confirmed the conclusions of a much larger survey taken between 1973 and 2006.
Many scientists believe that union members’ higher wages and better health benefits have a positive effect on their emotional and physical wellbeing.
Other factors may include better safety standards and working conditions enjoyed by union members.