Whistlin’ Dixie

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...
Union Membership Drops Again

Union Membership Drops Again

As we reported earlier when the Bureau of Labor Statistics first released their report, union membership fell again this year, down to 10.7% for total membership, and 6.4% for private sector employees. Some have chastised Big Labor for continuing to squander union...

Unions Urban Impact

It’s no big secret that in the grand scheme of things union membership is dying out. Over the past 45 years there has been a steady decline from 1 in 5 U.S. workers being unionized to just over 1 in 10. But just because unions are on the decline doesn’t mean their...

Are You Unemployed?

This is a pretty amusing parody on the flaws of BLS statistics, in this case how the unemployment rate statistics dramatically understate true unemployment. There are plenty of other BLS statistics that could use a reality check - like the numbers comparing union...