Tom Perez says union members earn median $200 a week more than nonunion workers

By Sean Gorman

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says a union job is a ticket to the middle class.

"If you are a member of a union, your median weekly income is roughly $200 more than if you are a nonunion member, and that doesn’t include benefits," Perez said in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, prior to headlining the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 18.

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