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Michigan Lost Union Members During Year of GM Labor Strike

Jan. 22, 2020, 5:51 PM

Michigan, where General Motors Co. workers launched a contentious strike last year to secure better wages, saw union membership fall by nearly a percentage point in 2019 -- a larger drop than the U.S. as a whole.

The share of workers belonging to unions in Michigan fell to 13.6% from 14.5% in 2018, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. New York workers had the highest union membership rate after Hawaii -- though at 21% of the workforce it was the lowest on record.

Across the U.S., unionized workers fell slightly to 10.3%, from 10.5% in 2018,...

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