Union workers far more likely to have employer-provided health and retirement benefits: Share of workers with health insurance and retirement benefits, by union status, 2022
|Benefit||Share of workers receiving benefit|
|Health care, union||73.2%|
|Health care, non-union||46.2%|
Note: Workers receiving employer-provided benefits is the product of multiplying the share of workers with access to benefits by workers’ take-up rates (both derived directly from the NCS). Access alone understates the union advantage, since sometimes take-up is also improved by unions obtaining better terms of access (i.e., lower share of health premiums they must pay or more-favorable matching rates in retirement plans).
Source: EPI analysis of 2022 National Compensation Survey (NCS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.