The Society for Human Resource Management recently reached out to a variety of experts in the field of labor relations, looking for explanations for the latest decline in union membership, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In the article, LRI’s president highlighted on of the causes: “Despite all of the negative PR [public relations] unions like to heap on U.S. businesses, the fact is that most working people do not believe they are mistreated or need the protection of a union.”