The Benefits of Unionization for Workers in the Retail Food Industry

Vicky Lovell, Xue Song, April Shaw

January 31, 2002
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Economic changes in the last decade generally have brought low unemployment and increased productivity, but they have done little to improve workers’ wages. Research has established that
labor unions can increase workers’ economic well-being and security. This study investigates the extent to which the benefits of unionization accrue to workers in the retail food industry, one of many industries that are facing new cost-cutting pressures in the globalized economy.