According to a report by the Construction Labor Research Council, the percentage of union workers in the construction industry was 19 percent in 2000. The percentage of skilled craft workers who are union members was 23.3 percent.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.