Working Families Need the Labor Movement to Stand Up and Fight Back!
Updated On: Feb 03, 2010
Attached you will find a copy of the annual report on union membership the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor released this morning and accompanying talking points. Following two years of growth, the data shows a decline of 771,000 union members in 2009 and an essentially stable percentage of union membership at 12.3%.Across the board, our economy is hemorrhaging jobs – particularly in the manufacturing and construction industries – at alarming speeds.
These numbers cry out for urgent, bold action by our leaders to invest in America and create good jobs – including passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. Now, more than ever, we must lead the fight to rebuild the middle class and build a strong economy.