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Unions suffer steep decline in membership

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/23/2013 @ 2:14 pm In Education,Front Page,Money,U.S. | No Comments

(WASHINGTON TIMES) The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that union membership rates have fallen off sharply in the past year, from 11.8 percent of the workforce to 11.3 percent.

This is the lowest level since the 1930s, BLS finds.

In terms of head counts, union membership has fallen by 400,000 workers to 14.4 million, the Associated Press reports.

Hardest hit? Teachers unions, according to the report.


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