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3/20/2006

Economic Report: Union membership on the rise

Union membership increased significantly over the past year.

According to The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership grew by 213,000 workers, while union density remained steady at 12.5 percent.


These numbers reverse a multi-year trend where union membership dropped due to a political climate hostile to workers rights and where good union jobs disappeared.


What does this mean?

It means that working people will join a union even when faced with high levels of employer opposition.

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