Indiana Union Membership At 24 Year Low

By Emma Koch

Indiana Union Membership At 24 Year Low

March 25, 2013 Updated Mar 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE (www.incnow.tv) -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Indiana's union membership is at its lowest level in 24 years.

With union membership making up 9.1% of Indiana's workforce, union membership has fallen below 10% for the first time since the government starting tracking in 1989.

In 1983 union workers made up approximately 22% of the workforce and experts are saying the decision to end collective bargaining for state workers in 2005 by former Governor Mitch Daniels is partly to blame for the decline in membership.

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