Michigan’s Industry Unionization
Michigan’s overall unionization rate was just over 16% in 2013 and dropped to 14.5% in 2014. The national union membership rate was 11.1 percent in 2014, down .2% from 2013. Ten states had higher unionization rates in 2014, with New York, Alaska, and Hawaii leading the list with rates all above 20%. In 2013, Michigan joined other states offering workers protection and became the 24th Right to Work state. The most recent Right to Work addition is Wisconsin, which joined in 2015.
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Michigan became the 24th Right-To-Work State in 2013.
Union Affiliation of Employed Wage and Salary Workers by State, 2014 Annual Averages, in thousands
|State||Total Employed||Total Members of Unions||Percent of Employed (%)|
|District of Columbia||325||28||8.6|
Note: Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.
Private Manufacturing Unionization Rates, 2012
Source: Bureau of National Affairs 2013
Note: Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time wage and salary workers. All self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses as well as those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.