Friday, January 25, 2008

unionization declining increasing?

Here is something that you would think would make more news than it did. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that union membership in the US increased in 2007 for the first time in 28 years. Funny how the BLS PR does not really mention the historical significance. Odder that this has not made more news. One of the collateral impacts of the decline in unionization over the decades has been the gradual withering of the labor beat in major newspapers. Hard to find the dedicated labor journalist like there always were.