Modern Union FAQs

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How many people in the U.S. belong to a union?

It’s estimated that there are about 14 million union members in the U.S. Union membership varies greatly from state to state, with New York having the highest (23.6%) and South Carolina having the lowest (1.6%).

Minnesota ranks 11th for union membership, totaling 365,000 union members (14.2%), while the average union membership percentage for the nation sits at 10.7%.

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