Union Membership Up in Washington State

An estimated 539,000 Washington state residents belonged to labor unions in 2016, a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows, an increase of 39,000 from the previous year. Although union membership levels dropped nationally as Republican state lawmakers passed more union-busting “right-to-work” laws, union membership rose in many free-bargaining states like Washington, where the union membership level increased from to 16.8 percent in 2015 to 17.4 percent last year. Read more from the Stand.

By | 2017-01-29T16:11:14-08:00 January 29th, 2017|ATU 757|