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Ill. (AP) Thousands of state employees that have recently gained union membership could be stripped of it under a law signed Friday by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn . He approved a measure that allows the governor to deny collective bargaining rights for
FoxNews.com For Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, one of America's largest unions, 2012 was supposed to be a year of celebration. "What's new," he declared at a "Workers Stand for America" event, held in Washington on July 12, "is the energy
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the percentage of US workers who are members of unions was just 11.3% in 2012, down from 11.8% in 2011. The full set of statistics is available http://www.bls.
If you're one of the millions of Americans who wish unions would go away, you're getting your wish. Last year, union membership declined to 11.3% from 11.8% of all workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Wednesday.
In 2012, with a Democrat in the White House, union membership declined, not only as a percentage of the workforce, but in absolute numbers. Even though the related report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the number of employed wage
FoxNews.com All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. -- President Franklin Roosevelt in an August 16, 1937 letter to the National
But California and a few nearby states in the Southwest are showing a vastly different picture labor's ranks are on an upswing. The Golden State's union organizers signed up more than 100,000 new members last year, while the nation as a whole shed
Public sector job cuts and legislation limiting bargaining rights take a toll, Labor report shows. Union membership 11.3% of workers nationally 8.9% of workers in Missouri 6.8% of workers in Kansas 35.9% of public sector workers 6.6% of private
Mich. (AP) The federal government says the unionized share of Michigan's workforce has fallen from 17.5 percent to 16.6 percent in the latest year, but the state's rate of union membership remains higher than the nation's...Bureau of Labor Statistics
New York Union membership is continuing to shrink throughout the country, even as companies add jobs in one-time union strongholds such as Michigan. Union membership fell to 11.3% of wage and salary workers last year, down from 11.8% the year before,