Union composition is changing in the US
The AFL-CIO have blogged on a new study of trade union membership that shows some dramatic changes in the composition of the membership in the last 25 years. In 1983, more than half of all union workers were white men, few union workers had a college degree and nearly one-third were in manufacturing. Today, almost half are women, more than one-third have college degrees and only one in 10 work in manufacturing. See “The Changing Face of Labour, 1993-2008” for the full report.