Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Remarkable Growth In Union Membership

Economic Policy Institute

New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today suggest that unions are making a comeback under very difficult circumstances.

Union membership rose from 12.1 percent to 12.4 percent last year, continuing a second year of growth. The number of all workers covered by collective bargaining agreements, including those who choose not to be union members, also grew in 2008, from 13.3% to 13.7%, bringing an additional 518,000 workers under union contracts in 2008. Economists generally consider the number of ‘covered’ workers to be more significant.

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  • 1 comment:

    Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

    >>Union membership rose from 12.1 percent to 12.4

    Oh goodie.

    A few more cases where a licensed electrician will have to hold the ladder while another licensed electrician changes a light bulb.....and we wonder why America is bleeding jobs.