October 9, 2016

South leads in unionization

PS Mag - An analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the fastest-growing region in the United States for union membership is the South, where nearly 150,000 workers opted to join unions last year — bringing the total number of union members in the South to nearly three million. Five of the top 10 fastest-growing states for union membership in 2015 were all in the South.If those number surprise you, that might be because there is not a single full-time labor reporter anywhere in the South.
Think about that: There are 50 million workers in the South and not a single full-time labor reporter. Currently, there are far more reporters covering other reporters than there are covering the efforts by workers seeking a better life in the South.

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