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%
Retirement, union 85.5%
Retirement, non-union 51.8%

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. 

View the underlying data on epi.org.