Posts Tagged ‘BLS’

Jan
2015
26

Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working

Construction Union Membership Rises;
  New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that the percentage of the workforce represented by a union fell to 11.1%, down from 11.3% the previous year.  Overall, 14.6 million Americans belonged to a union in 2014.  In 1983, the union membership rate was 20.1 percent with 17.7 million workers belonging to [&hellip...;
Feb
2014
4

BLS Numbers Reveal Unionization Cuts the Gender Pay Gap In Half for Women

BLS Numbers Reveal Unionization Cuts the Gender Pay Gap In Half for Women
  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has analyzed new numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found that the gender pay gap is dramatically lower for unionized females compared to their non-union peers.  On average, unionized women make 9.4 cents less than men in the same position. This is half the difference non-unionized...
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Jan
2014
29

Tennessee? Wisconsin? Union Membership Growing Where You’d Least Expect It.

Tennessee? Wisconsin? Union Membership Growing Where You'd Least Expect It.
  When new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers were released last week showing union density rates holding firm nationally at 11.3 percent, organized labor took a semi-bow. After all, there was a dearth of pro-union legislation in 2013 while anti-union bills flooded many statehouses by the dozens, so maintaining the status quo was nothing...
Aug
2013
28

Construction Fatalities Jumped Five Percent in 2012, First Increase Since 2006

  The new Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) shows that construction workplace fatalities rose by five percent in 2012, the first increase since 2006. The numbers in the construction industry go against the grain as overall workplace fatalities dropped by 6.6 percent last year.   In the recent...