State of the Unions
Each year on Labor Day, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment releases a report on the state of unionization in Los Angeles, California and the United States.
2012 State of the Unions Report
Each year since 2005, the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) has produced State of the Unions, a report profiling unionization in Los Angeles, the state of California, and the United States. The findings in the 2012 report suggest that the sustained jobs crisis produced by the Great Recession of 2008-2010 is abating. Unfortunately, it continues to depress the country’s unionization rate (the share of the workforce in a union), which fell to a historic low of 11.5% in 2012. Our findings also show that unions remain of vital importance to the lives of working people, however.
Previous State of the Unions Reports: