Friday, March 27, 2015


[IWS] Census/CSPAN: UNION MEMBERSHIP--recorded [27 March 2015]

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27 March 2015
Michael Horrigan and Lydia DePillis talked about a report on private and public sector union membership rates, which showed union membership fell about 20 percent between 1983 and 2014.
This program was part of Washington Journal’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
  [ßsee recorded presentation here]

Presentation (slides)


Union Membership Statistics in America, Mike Horrigan, BLS


Speaker Biography

Mike Horrigan

Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

News Release

   Jan. 23, 2015, UNION MEMBERS — 2014

Additional Information

   Membership Rate Falls for U.S. Unions in 2014 (Wall Street Journal)

   American unions membership declines as public support fluctuates (Pew Research Center)

   Union Membership Ticks Up In The Private Sector (Huffington Post)

   Labor union membership falls in U.S. in 2014 (MarketWatch)

   The state of the unions: Membership is up, but density still drops (Washington Post)

   US Reports Slight Decline in Union Membership During 2014 (The New York Times)



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