Monday, April 09, 2012
Oregon ranks seventh in the U.S. for union participation, with 17.1% of workers in a union.
Experts say efforts by Service Employees International Union Local 503 — the largest union in the state — account for much of that success in the face of national apathy, if not outright hostility, toward organized labor.
Oregon’s union membership has been steadily growing during the past five years. In 2006, about 211,000 Oregonians belonged to a union. That number by last year had increased to an estimated 270,000 union members .
Read more at The Statesman Journal.