The Truth About Unions

Charts On The Decline Of Union Membership

Below are a couple of charts to provide a visual example of just how far union membership has declined in the United States.

Union membership in the United states has been declining for decades.

After reaching a peak of 35.5 percent of the American workforce in 1945, unions began to decline immediately following World War II.

While unions rose slightly to 34.7 percent in 1954, ever since the 1950s, union membership in the U.S. has been on a downward trajectory.

As of 2017, unions only represented 10.7 percent of all American workers (which includes government workers), and a mere 6.5 percent of workers in private industry.


Labor unions receive $14 Billion in dues per year from CBAs

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