I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:

· To post questions or comments;

· To follow up on class discussions;

· To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Union Membership

In 2007, the number of workers belonging to a union rose by 311,000 to15.7
million, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. Union members accounted for 12.1 percent of employed wageand salary
workers, essentially unchanged from 12.0 percent in 2006. In1983, the
first year for which comparable union data are available, theunion
membership rate was 20.1 percent.
Two major labor federations are AFL-CIO and Change to Win

No comments: