Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Manufacturing Workers Less Likely To Be Union

Randy Heaster points out in his Kansas City Star column this morning that for the first time since the BLS started keeping statistics manufacturing workers are less likely to be unionized than the average worker. Only 11.7 percent of manufacturing is organized compared to 12 percent of the total workforce. Of course, this will get worse as tens of thousands of UAW, USW, and IUE jobs are planned for elimination this year in auto and rubber alone.

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