See the recent MSNBC article which covers new data from the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on union membership.
Some highlights from the CEPR data include:
- The Biggest net increases in union members came from health care and social assistance, construction and durable goods manufacturing.
- Florida had the biggest gains in membership in 2011; followed by Michigan, Colorado, Illinois and Missouri.
- Women represented the biggest increase in union membership.