Union Membership Shrinks To The Lowest Level Since The Depression

From ThinkProgress Wed Jan 23 2013, 21:05:44

Union membership plummeted in 2012 to the lowest level since the Depression, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The membership rate dropped to 11.3 percent from 11.8 percent, while total membership fell by roughly 400,000 workers, largely due to massive layoffs of teachers, firefighters, and other public employees. Anti-labor measures passed by Republican-controlled governments [...]

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