Indiana union membership at lowest le...

Indiana union membership at lowest level in 24 years

There are 3 comments on the Palladium-Item story from Mar 23, 2013, titled Indiana union membership at lowest level in 24 years. In it, Palladium-Item reports that:

<![CDATA[TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Retirements and changes in the public sector have driven Indiana's union membership to its lowest level in more than two decades. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows union members made up 9.1 percent of Indiana's workforce in 2012. That's down from 22 percent in 1983 and marks the first time since the government started tracking individual states in 1989 that Indiana's union workforce has fallen below 10 percent. Experts tell the Tribune-Star (http://bit.ly/Z2kjMq ) that former Gov. Mitch Daniels' decision to end collective bargaining for state workers in 2005 contributed to the drop. They say the effects of Indiana's right-to-work law barring companies from requiring union membership haven't been fully felt yet. University of Illinois labor professor Robert Bruno says membership could rebound if the nation's economy continues to struggle.

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unionproud

Terre Haute, IN

#1 Mar 23, 2013
thank mitch daniels for lower wages and no benefits, the working class will pay for this many year to come.
what

Terre Haute, IN

#2 Mar 23, 2013
unionproud wrote:
thank mitch daniels for lower wages and no benefits, the working class will pay for this many year to come.
no you can thank union leadership

Pimpin in a Double Wide

Since: Oct 12

Garden City, MI

#4 Mar 23, 2013
Unions have purpose but lately they've turned into nothing but money making schemes that protect piece if shit workers. You want unions to rebound... clean up your act.

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