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Percent of employees with union membership

Percent of employees with union membership

Labor unions and similar associations organize workers to increase their leverage in negotiations with employers — often towards such goals as increased workplace safety, higher wages, and more benefits. This shows the percentage of all full-time wage or salary workers who reported being union members. A slightly higher percentage of employees than reported here are covered by union contracts, though they themselves may not be members.

In 2022, 10.10% of employees had a union membership, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from 2021.

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