February 02, 2016
January 28, 2016 (Union Membership Byte)
By Cherrie Bucknor
According to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the share of the U.S. workforce that is a member of a union remained unchanged at 11.1 percent in 2015. The union membership rate has been declining steadily since at least the early 1980s, when directly comparable data became available.