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Almost 15% of workers aged 45-64 belong to unions

 

 
“In 2015, union membership rates were highest among workers ages 45 to 64—13.6% for those ages 45 to 54 and 14.3% for those ages 55 to 64. Nearly half of all union members were between 45 and 64 years old in 2015, but only about one-third of nonunion workers belonged in these age groups,” according to a 2016 analysis of data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (p. 8)
 
       
 
        Dunn, M., & Walker, J. (2016). Union membership in the United States: Spotlight on statistics. Washington DC: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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