Unions growing

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 804brown, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yeah, and the economy's getting better too. 11.8% is nothing to crow about!
     
  3. PobreCarlos

    PobreCarlos New Member

    One might note that, while the absolute number of union members grew slightly, the ratio of union member workers to the total number of workers continuted to decline, albeit by just a tenth of a percent. Reference yesterday's (01/27/2012) New York Times article which says....

    "The nation’s union membership rate continued a decades-long slide last year, falling to 11.8 percent of the American work force in 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced in a report on Friday."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/business/union-membership-rate-fell-again-in-2011.html?_r=1
     
  4. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

    You are right about the total percentage of workers but that is because lots of government employees were layed off.