California has 2.4 million union members. Unions has 2.4 million people they take money from every month to buy elected officials and their elections.
Unions in California force 2.4 million workers, decent, hard working people to donate to ballot measures that will raise their taxes and make them poorer. The only choice they have is to allow the extortionists to take their money or not work. Government acts as the enforcer of the theft from the paychecks. In fact, government is the bagman, it collects the bribes and gives the money to the extortionists.
“California had just over 2.4 million union members in 2010 and just under 2.4 million in 2011. Its percentage rate for union membership dropped from 17.5 percent in 2010 to 17.1 percent in 2011.
California was one of seven states where more than half of U.S. union members lived — the others were New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio.”
Why are we in a Depression? Unions own Sacramento–disagree?
San Francisco Business Times by Steven E.F. Brown, 1/30/12
California had the most union members of all the states in 2011, at 2.4 million. That was 16.2 percent of the total number of union workers in the country.
New York came second, with 1.9 million union members, and Illinois ranked third, with 876,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
But with some 13.9 million workers total, California didn’t top the list when it came to percentage of workers who were union members, though at 17.1 percent it still ranked fairly high.
New York topped that list, with 24.1 percent of its workers belonging to a union in 2011, while Alaska (22.1 percent), Hawaii (21.5 percent), Washington (19 percent), Michigan (17.5 percent) and Rhode Island (17.4 percent) all ranked higher than the Golden State, which tied with Oregon at 17.1 percent.
Union membership has been dropping, although the decline wasn’t dramatic between 2010 and 2011. California had just over 2.4 million union members in 2010 and just under 2.4 million in 2011. Its percentage rate for union membership dropped from 17.5 percent in 2010 to 17.1 percent in 2011.
California was one of seven states where more than half of U.S. union members lived — the others were New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio.
North Carolina had the lowest union membership rate at 2.9 percent.
The U.S. union membership rate was 11.8 percent in 2011 and there were 14.8 million union workers in the country, essentially unchanged from 11.9 percent the previous year. But that’s a drop from 1983, the first year for data in the bureau’s study, when the United States had 17.7 million union workers and a union membership rate of 20.1 percent.
Public sector workers belonged to unions at a rate five times higher (37 percent) than private sector workers (6.9 percent) in the United States last year.