Union Membership in Manufacturing Continued to Decline in 2020

Union membership and representation within U.S. manufacturing continued to decline last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2020, the share of union employees in manufacturing dropped to 8.5%, compared to nearly 15% two decades earlier.

See all BLS’ data for the manufacturing sector, including statistics pertaining to earnings, benefits, injuries, and productivity. 7/6/2021