Tuesday, May 17, 2011

State of Working Colorado: Union coverage -- a steady decline

In the past 20 years, union membership has experienced a steady decline in Colorado, and in the nation as a whole. In Colorado, the percentage of wage and salary workers with union benefits (not just those paying union dues) declined from 12 percent in 1990 to 8 percent in 2009. That decline leaves workers more exposed to an increasingly volatile labor market, and more subject to the demands of their employers.

For more insights, including detailed policy recommendations for enhancing economic security for all Coloradans, check out the State of Working Colorado 2010.

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