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I think you provide excellent resources to us employers, especially those of us that are seriosly concerned about potential unionization efforts at our organizations.
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I would suggest making this information louder and more often. If enough of this info had been disemminated sooner, we may not be facing this situation today. Keep up the good work.
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Whistlin’ Dixie

Data released in January by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there was a slight dip in union membership in the South in 2016. Overall, membership dropped in 9 of 13 Southern States.

South Carolina and North Carolina hold the seats of states with the lowest unionization percentages at 1.6% and 3.0% of private sector workers unionized, respectively.

The Six Percent Solution

According to a recent study by the Heritage Foundation, only 6% of current private-sector union members actually voted for the union representing them. In many cases these employees applied for work at companies already represented by a union. Also, this isn’t necessarily an indication of the percentage of those workers that would support the union. However, because of the difficulties of decertifying a union, it is an indication of a problem that should be addressed by changes to labor law.

Once such attempt is the Employee Rights Act, which would require that a union secure the support of a majority of all workers in a unit it wishes to represent, rather than a majority of those who vote. It would also require the recertification of a union once more than half of those employees who originally voted for it have left the company.