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Wed Jan 28, 2015, 10:53 PM

 

U.S. Union Numbers Continue Their Decline – Reach 100 Year Low

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its annual report on unionization data in the United States, and the numbers continue to be on the decline for unions as a whole. Membership in unions nationally dropped from 11.3 percent in 2013 to 11.1 percent in 2014. Other interesting data points in the report include:

•Public-sector workers had a union membership rate of 35.7 percent, more than five times higher than that of private-sector workers (6.6 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...

As discussed previously on the BT Labor Relations Blog, however, union election rule changes recently issued by the NLRB will make it significantly easier for unions to organize employers in the coming years, so we could see an upswing in these numbers, at least in the private sector, in future editions of this report.


A link to the full report can be found here. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-union-numbers-continue-their-decline-reach-100-year-low

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ND-Dem Jan 2015 #1
KingCharlemagne Jan 2015 #2
ChosenUnWisely Jan 2015 #5
NaturalHigh Jan 2015 #3
ND-Dem Jan 2015 #4
Rex Jan 2015 #6
ChosenUnWisely Jan 2015 #7
Rex Jan 2015 #8
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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:29 AM

1. and the democrats at democratic underground, once again, could give a rip about labor

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 03:10 AM

2. Former shop steward here. Some of us still care! - nt

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:05 PM

5. I agree most people don't care nor support Union Labor any more

 

I for one can't understand how one can say they support labor and unions but drive a Honda or Toyota.

I got mine F everyone else is pretty much the norm today be they D or R.

The easy way to identify your friends and allies is by their deeds not their words.





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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 08:32 AM

3. That's bad news for all of us.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 01:59 PM

4. yes, it is. but most won't get it until way too late in the day.

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:06 PM

6. Somewhere, deep in hell, Reagan is laughing it up.

 

We will lose our unions to privatization.

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Response to Rex (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:23 PM

7. Reagan was not elected by Republicans only

 

A whole bunch of 'Democrats" voted for and supported him, twice.

It is fine and dandy to blame the republicans but when 'Democrats' are just as anti union too, union membership numbers will fall.

Buying a non-union product is just stupid, it is financing your own death. If you want to kill yourself fine I don't care, but your non-union shopping habits is killing the rest of us.





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Response to ChosenUnWisely (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:27 PM

8. Oh I know, we get lectured here by Reagan Democrats all the time.

 

They still love their trickle down economics. They still love their republican-lite candidates. They also voted for George Bush Jr. over Al Gore.

What the fuck are you ranting about buying non-union products? Where the fuck did I even say that? Go mind read someone else, because you suck horribly at it.

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