Union Membership Report

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Construction Union Membership Increased Slightly

0 January 27, 2017  Featured, Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual union membership report released Jan. 26, 2017, the 2016 union membership rate (i.e., the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions) increased slightly from 13.2 percent to 13.9 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce. Construction unions added 99,000 members in a year-over-year comparison, and the construction […]

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BLS: Construction Industry Union Membership Declines

1 January 28, 2016  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual union membership report released today, the 2015 union membership rate (i.e., the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions) dipped slightly from 13.9 percent in 2014 to 13.2 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce. In addition, construction unions lost 28,000 members in a year-over-year comparison, despite […]

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Construction Unions Add Members, but Percentage of Unionized Construction Workforce Declines

0 January 23, 2015  Featured

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual union membership report released today, the union membership rate (i.e., the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions) dipped slightly from 14.1 percent to 13.9 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce from 2013 to 2014. However, construction unions gained 53,000 members in a year-over-year comparison. This […]

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Construction Union Membership Increases Slightly

0 January 24, 2014  Featured, Federal Construction

From 2012 to 2013, the union membership rate (i.e., the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions) increased slightly from 13.2 percent to 14.1 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce, with construction unions gaining 95,000 more members in a year-over-year comparison, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) annual union membership report released today. In the U.S. private […]

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Construction Union Membership Near Historic Low

0 January 27, 2012  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that from 2010 to 2011, 874,000 workers in the private construction industry belonged to a union, the second lowest number of construction union members since BLS started tracking this information in 1973. According to BLS data, the construction industry […]

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Construction Union Membership Dips to All-Time Low

2 January 21, 2011  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

A new report released today (pdf) by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that from 2009 to 2010, union membership fell from 14.5 percent to 13.1 percent of the U.S. private construction workforce, with construction unions losing 157,000 members. In 2010, 801,000 workers in the private construction industry belonged to a union, the lowest recorded […]

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How Will Decline in Construction Union Membership Change Project Labor Agreement Debate?

3 January 22, 2010  Federal Construction, Uncategorized

A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that from 2008 to 2009, union membership in the U.S. private construction workforce fell from 15.6 percent to 14.5 percent. In 2009, just 958,000 members of the U.S. private construction workforce belonged to a labor union, compared to 1.195 million construction union […]

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