Declining Unionization Rates Means Less Say for Workers

Source: Tillie McInnis, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) blog, August 30, 2016

The share of employees with union representation has been steadily declining for the past three decades. Because unions are one of the most important institution within the political sphere for non-elites to advance their interests — higher wages, better work conditions, hours, benefits, etc. — this is unfortunate. Unsurprisingly, the dramatic decline in union representation since the 1980s has been accompanied by widening economic inequality