New Institute for Women’s Policy Research analysis suggests unions are associated with greater access to benefits like paid leave that provide work-life balance and improve family well-being. #Unions represent just one pathway to these benefits in the absence of a federal #paidleave program.
Access to paid sick leave, paid time for doctor appointments, or paid vacation are NOT equally distributed for women across all racial and ethnic groups. #Latinas in particular, are unlikely to have these important benefits without union coverage. Women who belong to unions are more likely to have access to paid leave and paid vacation compared to non-unionized women.
Union membership provides improved access to critical benefits. For women, this advantage is especially helpful for navigating crises like COVID-19 and the #shecession.