Description: Over the past several decades, union membership has steadily declined. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that in 1983, 20.1% of employed Americans were members of a union. By 2019, that share had decreased by roughly half to 10.3%.
Date: Jan 29, 2021
Questions for discussion:
- Explain the decline in union membership.
- What is motivating renewed interest in unions?
- Is this a good development? Explain your thinking.