09/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Research & Education Director Joyce Robinson
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that union membership has declined across the United States since the early 1980s.
In 1983, more than a fifth of the nation’s workers were unionized. The union membership rate was 10.7 percent in 2016 and the number of workers belonging to unions was at 14.6 million, a decline of 240,000 from 2015.