- There are 24 Right-to-Work States and 26 Forced Unionism States in the U.S. as of 2014
- At 35.3 percent, the union membership rate of a public sector worker is more than five times than that of the rate of the private sector worker, at 6.7 percent
- This decline of union membership in the private sector happened mainly because of the actions of the Taft-Hartley Act and the greater restrictions it put on the labor unions
- "Workers in education, training, literary occupations, and in protective service occupations had the highest unionization rate at 35.3 percent for each occupation group" [www.bls.gov]
- At 11.9 percent, "men have the highest union membership rate compared to women," at 10.5 percent
- Compared to white, Asian, or Hispanic laborers, black workers have a higher rate of union membership
- In the United States, New York has the highest union membership rate at 24.4 percent, while, at 3 percent, North Carolina has the lowest rate
- "At ages 45-64, the rate of union membership in workers was the highest, with 14 percent from ages 45-54, and from ages 55 to 64, a rate of 14.3 percent"
- "At 12.5 percent, full time workers are more than two times as likely to be union members than part-time workers, who have a membership rate of 6 percent"