Union membership at all-time low in 2016

Union membership at all-time low in 2016

Union membership hit an all-time low in 2016 according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report published Thursday. From CNBC:

Just 10.7 percent of the workforce was organized, a 0.4 percentage point annualized decline that translated to 240,000 members. The percentage has been dropping steadily since the BLS began tracking it in 1983, when the total was 20.1 percent.

Union membership rolls ended the year just under 14.6 million from a high of 17.7 million in 1983.

About a third of union membership comes from California and New York which have 4.6 million members combined. One place where union membership has been hit hard is Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Journal reports membership is down 40% since the passage of Act 10 back in 2010

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