Friday, January 24, 2014
The BLS just released their annual survey of union membership. As ususal, the report is quite comprehensive and is available here. Some of the highlights include:
--Public-sector workers had a union membership rate (35.3 percent) more than five times higher than that of private-sector workers (6.7 percent). --Workers in education, training, and library occupations and in protective service occupations had the highest unionization rate, at 35.3 percent for each occupation group. --Men had a higher union membership rate (11.9 percent) than women (10.5 percent). (See table 1.) --Black workers were more likely to be union members than white, Asian, or Hispanic workers.
--Among states, New York continued to have the highest union membership rate (24.4 percent), and North Carolina had the lowest rate (3.0 percent).
Mitchell H. Rubinstein