• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Rate of union membership fell in Pennsylvania in 2009

by on
in Employment Law,Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Management Training

According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania lost 65,000 union jobs last year, and the rate of union membership declined from 15.4% to 15%.

The number of union jobs in Pennsylvania fell from 847,000 to 782,000.

Union jobs took a greater hit than nonunion jobs as the economy contracted.

Nationally, union membership had fallen steadily since World War II, but seemed to bottom out in 2006, when 12% of workers belonged to unions. The unionization rate ticked up to 12.1% in 2007, 12.4% in 2008 and then dipped slightly to 12.3% in 2009.

The slide appears to have halted at the same time that unions, most notably the Service Employees International Union, began organizing efforts that targeted jobs that can’t be outsourced overseas.

While union membership rates have risen largely across the board since 2006, only one occupational category has shown growth since 2000: management, professional and related occupations.

Only two industries showed growth in union membership over the past decade:

  • Education and health services
  • Public-sector employees.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/11648/rate-of-union-membership-fell-in-pennsylvania-in-2009 "

Leave a Comment