Michigan Report for Friday, January 23, 2015

As RTW Takes Effect, Union Membership Falls Sharply

The percentage of Michigan workers belonging to a union dipped more significantly in 2014, the first full year the state's right-to-work laws were in effect, than in previous years, new data released today from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.

In 2013, 16.3 percent of Michigan workers belonged to a union. But that fell to 14.5 percent in 2014, tying Michigan with Rhode Island for the third-largest drop in the nation behind Washington state and West Virginia.


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