This report summarizes historical and recent data reflecting trends in union membership and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) union representation elections, both nationally and in Ohio. This data demonstrates that across the U.S. and in Ohio, union membership has been steadily declining for more than 20 years. In addition, there has been a dramatic shift in union workers from the private sector into the public sector, and the level of new union organizing activity has slowed considerably. These trends suggest that, for most private sector workers, unions today have a minimal impact on wages and working conditions and that any negative economic effects of unionization on private sector employers have been moderated. Click here
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