BLS Releases Union Membership Data for 2011

On January 27, 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor issued its report on union membership for 2011. It concluded that the percentages and numbers for 2011 was largely unchanged from those for 2010. The overall "union membership rate" - that is the percent...

The Worst Idea Ever? “Unionism” as a Protected Class

Last year I wrote a post entitled The Employer's Bill of Rights . It remains one of the most read and most commented-upon posts in the five-year history of this blog. In that post, I argued that employers need certain protections from the litany of workplace rights enjoyed by employees. Many of...

Union Membership Took Big Hit in 2012

The number of American workers grew by 2.4 million in 2012. But fewer of them were members of a union. In fact, the national union membership rate fell last year to its lowest level in nearly a century. And there's no shortage of reasons for that decline. Union membership in the United States...