Union Membership

  • Union Membership Plummets To Lowest Level Since The 1930s

    Union Membership Plummets To Lowest Level Since The 1930s

    By Sam Hananel The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and -- in some cases -- limited collective bargaining rights. The union... Continue Reading

  • Union Membership Down, Government Concerned

    Union Membership Down, Government Concerned

    Union membership dropped last year, and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis is not happy about it. The unionization rate of employed wage and salary workers was 11.9 percent, down from 12.3 percent in 2009. Among private sector employees, the rate dropped to 6.9 percent from 7.2 percent in 2009, according to... Continue Reading