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Union rosters fall in labor fight states

(Source: Politico, January 23, 2013)

WASHINGTON, D.C. Union membership fell to its lowest levels since the Great Depression in 2012, with pronounced drops in two Midwestern states where unions lost major political battles in recent years.

Only 11.3 percent of workers belong to a union, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report out Wednesday, down from 11.8 percent in 2011. Overall, unions had 400,000 fewer members in 2012 than they did in 2011. Half of that drop came from public sector workers, including firefighters and teachers. A much larger percentage of public sector workers about 35 percent are unionized than private sector workers 6.6 percent.

Full story: Politico

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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