Home Must Reads Oregon union membership declines

Oregon union membership declines

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The percentage of workers in unions is dropping across the nation, with Oregon's membership declining at an even steeper rate.

The percent of wage and salary workers nationwide who were members of a union was 11.8 percent in 2011 and 11.3 percent in 2012, representing a 0.5 percentage point drop.

In Oregon, those same figures dropped from 17.1 percent in 2011 to 15.7 percent last year; a 1.4 percentage point decrease.

The report did not go into detail for the reasons behind the decreases, but overall employment in relevant industries might be a contributing factor. Oregon’s total employment dropped an estimated 48,000 between the two years, while the number of employees who were union members decreased an estimated 30,000 people.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

{biztweet}union membership{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


Read more...

A Good Leap Forward

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.


Read more...

Video: The 100 Best Survey

News
Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


Read more...

Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


Read more...

Powerlist: Colleges and Universities

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about higher education with the presidents of the University of Oregon and Clackamas Community College, followed by September's powerlist.


Read more...

Fast Food Slows Down

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

The ubiquitous fast-food restaurant may be on the decline.


Read more...

Is this employee right?

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS