Union Pay Increases Up Slightly Again, Led by Nonmanufacturing


  • Nonmanufacturing gains led by sizable increases for some health-care workers
  • Average first-year increases for all sectors up slightly

First-year wage increases for union-represented workers in the U.S. rose slightly, led by a strong 4% average increase in the nonmanufacturing sector, the latest biweekly update of Bloomberg Law’s database of wage settlements shows.

Union-represented workers in all sectors got a 3.3% average increase for the year-to-date period through May 7, up slightly compared with the 3.2% average increase for the previous biweekly period. The new numbers show a more significant uptick when compared with the same year-to-date period in 2018, when the average increase for all sectors was 3%.

via Bloomberg Law