Union Membership Drops by 51,000 in Missouri

Unions’ membership rolls dropped by 398,000 nationwide last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, and union rolls fell by 51,000 in Missouri.

That left the state with a below-average unionization rate of 8.9 percent, down from 10.9 percent in 2011. Nationwide, 11.3 percent of workers belonged to unions last year, down from 11.8 percent in 2011.

Missouri showed a post-recession increase in union membership in 2010 and 2011. Last year’s decline more than wipes out that increase.

Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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