State of the Facts
Data • By Topic • Economy • Jobs & Income • Union Membership & Wages
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.
Is the economy growing?