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0844, 27 Jan 17

Union Membership Down in Wisconsin

It’s good to see people freely making choices about the organizations they join.

In 2016, the percentage of public and private workers who were members of unions was 8.1 percent, or 219,000 union members. That’s down by 136,000 members, or 38.3 percent, since 2010 levels, the year before passage of Act 10, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.


0844, 27 January 2017

1 Comment

  1. penquin

    This happens everywhere the GOP passes a “Right to Freeload” law. Since the unions are required by law to provide their services to everyone, regardless if they are dues-paying members or not, it stands to reason that quite a few leeches would stop paying.

    Pretty obvious how a “Right to Eat” law…where all restaurants are required to feed everyone who comes through their door, regardless if the customer wants to pay or not…would affect those kind of businesses, so why is anyone surprised this is happening to the unions?

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