Union Statistics And Labor Day Activities

By Dave Franzman, KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS — The number of people belonging to unions across the U.S. hasn’t changed too much. That’s according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Figures show the percentage of people belonging to unions nationwide was 11.3% in 2013. That represents a total of 14.5 million workers. That’s the same percentage as 2012.

In Iowa last year, the percentage was 10.1%, with a total number of 143,000 people.

Today a Labor Day event was held at Hawkeye Downs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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