Bloomberg Law
Jan. 19, 2018, 6:50 PM

Union Membership Rate Stays Steady in 2017

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz

The union membership rate remained largely unchanged in 2017, with about 10.7 percent of U.S. workers belonging to unions, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Jan. 19.

A nominal increase was seen in union membership compared with 2016. The number of workers belonging to unions was 14.8 million in 2017, an increase from the 2016 rate of about 14.6 million. Labor is taking this increase as a reflection of “a growing movement of working people,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.

Organizing work done by the professional and information industry unions like Communications Workers of America, the Writers Guild of America ...

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