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Workers Are Literally Flocking To Unions In The State Of Connecticut – State Added 38,000 New Members In 2015, Representing The Sharpest Gain Of ‘Any’ State In The Northeast

Published Friday, February 26, 2016
by Alexander Soule/stamfordadvocate.com

(STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT) – In the State of Connecticut, Labor Unions added 38,000 new Members in 2015, according to government estimates, which equates to a surge of nearly 17% that has pushed Connecticut Membership totals to 269,000 – and also represents the sharpest gain of any state in the Northeast.

Nationally, Unions gained 216,000 Members in 2015 for a 1.5% increase from the year before, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

North Carolina led all states with a reported 62% gain from the year before, but still has among the lowest rates of Union Membership in the country at 3% of all Workers.

Connecticut’s Union Membership jumped to 17% of all Workers from 14.8% the prior year, ranking the state fourth on that front after New York (with 24.7%), Hawaii and Alaska.

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go to: http://m.stamfordadvocate.com/business/article/Workers-flocking-to-unions-in-Conn-6853646.php

 

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