Saturday, January 28, 2012
On Jan. 27, 2012, the BLS released its annual set of statistics on unions. For those of us supportive of unions the news continues to not be good. Overall union membership declined to 11.8% from 11.9%. Public sector union membership is at 37% and private sector union membership is down to 6.9%. Among States, New York continues to have the highest union membership rate (24.1%) and North Carolina again had the lowest (2.9%). 7.6 million workers belong to unions in the public sector as opposed to 7.2 million in the private sector.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein