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.
2013 State of the Unions Report
Each year, UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) has tracked unionization in Los Angeles and California for its State of the Unions. Past reports have focused on how union trends vary from one year to the next. This year, eight years after our first report, we have elected to take a longer view. The economy has been battered since the first report in 2005, a period that includes the Great Recession of 2008 and fiscal crises in numerous jurisdictions. This report examines whether the economic turmoil of those recent years has had a lasting impact on union activity. Many observers fear that the economy has entered a “jobless recovery”, could we be in the midst of a “unionless” recovery as well?
Previous State of the Unions Reports: