Equality #1

Less Is Worse

Fewer unions mean more inequality

The decline in unionization in Canada through the 1980s and 1990s has been estimated to account directly for 15% of the rise in inequality.

More Is Better

More unions mean more equality

Unions play a significant role in reducing in equality, through:

  • wage settlements
  • their influence on corporate decisions
  • their impact on establishing public policy.

Canadian Union Coverage and Gini Coefficient 1980-2010

Chart: Canadian Union Coverage and Gini Coefficient
A Gini co-efficient of zero expresses perfect equality. The higher the Gini coefficient the higher the inequality.

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