U.S. Union Membership Grows in 2008 Bookmark and Share

January 30, 2009

For the second year in a row, more US workers opted to join unions, marking what may be the start of a reversal of a long term decline in union membership.

According to numbers released this week by the US Department of Labor, union membership grew by 428,000 last year to 16.1 million. The share of employed wage and salary workers belonging to unions rose from 12.1 percent in 2007 to 12.4 percent in 2008.

For more information visit the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics