It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes which one of the following about craft unions?

Julie-V on September 6, 2019

Answer Explanation

Hi LSAT Max, Could you explain why (A) would be the right answer? I'm having a hard time finding textual evidence to support it. Thanks in advance!

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SamA on September 16, 2019

Hello @Julie-V

Let's start with Ashenfelter's study on line 47. The study concludes that craft unions increase the differential between wages earned by white employees and wages earned by black employees. In short, craft unions allow white people to make more money because black people are traditionally excluded from these unions (line 51). Answer choice A reflects this finding from Ashenfelter's study. Craft unions have been successful in ensuring that the wages of their members (white workers) remain higher than the wages of non-union (black) workers in the same occupational groups.

I hope this helps.