Share of the work force in a union falls to a 97-Year low, 11.3%

by Stephen Greenhouse

Workers fought changes in labor laws in Wisconsin last year. the total number of union members fell by 400,000 last year, to 14.3 million, even though the nation’s overall employment rose by 2.4 million. Photo: Max Whittaker/New York Times

The long decline in the number of American workers belonging to labor unions accelerated sharply last year, according to data reported on Wednesday, sending the unionization rate to its lowest level in close to a century.

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