by James Sherk, Filip Jolevski
The Heritage Foundation
January 28, 2014
Union density changed little in 2013. Overall density remained at last year’s post-World War II low of 11.3 percent. Just one in 15 private-sector workers holds a union card, and half of all union members now work in government. Unions have had little success selling traditional collective bargaining to today’s private-sector workers, but the law prohibits alternative forms of employee representation. Congress should bring labor law into the 21st century and legalize employee involvement programs and work councils.

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