Monday, September 16, 2013

36 Percent Of Government Workers Compared To 6.6 Percent Of Private Sector Workers Belong To A Labor Union

From The Wall Street Journal, Opinion, "Members Not Only: I joined the AFL-CIO and all I got was this lousy T-shirt:"
Union Membership Share Of Government And Private Sector Workers
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Union share of government workers has remained more stable, though that is also helped by government rules that require dues payments once a worksite is organized.

When government workers are given the choice of membership, as in Indiana and Wisconsin in recent years, they drop out in droves. Last week the teachers union in Kenosha, Wisconsin became the latest to be decertified after it lost its bargaining monopoly under Governor Scott Walker's 2011 reform.

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