2007 Construction Union Membership Increases
March 1, 2008
Membership in America’s building trades
unions increased by almost 100,000 members in 2007, reflecting the first
overall increase in membership in close to a decade, reported the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of private
sector industries with high unionization rates, construction was third with
13.9 percent, about 1.19 million workers. In 2006, the construction industry
had a 13 percent unionization rate (1.09 million workers).