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Archive: Jan 2019

  • BLS Data Shows Union Membership Drops to All Time Low

    Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data on 2018 union membership. According to the most recent statistics, the percent of wage and salary workers who are union members has hit its lowest point since the BLS started tracking the number. Overall union membership has dropped to 10.5 percent of workers, .2 percent lower than in […]

  • Unions Should Brace for Another Landmark Supreme Court Decision in 2019

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, public-sector unions can no longer compel workers to pay so-called “fair share fees.” However, these unions still have the sole power to negotiate on behalf of their workers. Known as “exclusive representation,” federal labor law requires unions to represent every worker in a bargaining unit, regardless of […]