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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Union Membership In New York Continues To Remain Strong

Union membership in New York is about double than National average. A recent article which summarizes BLS data states:

Union membership in New York remains strong despite the downturn in the economy.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with its annual survey of union membership. New York once again has the highest percentage of union members. Just over one-fourth (25.2%) of those working in New York belong to a union. That's more than double the national rate (12.3%).

The total number of people employed in the state dropped by ten-percent from 2008 to 2009. But over the same period, the number of union workers declined only half as much.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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