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2018 Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey

 

For more than 25 years, Bloomberg BNA has released its definitive report on U.S. labor metrics, Union Membership and Earnings Data Book. The report delves into U.S. Census and Labor Department statistics to provide updated information on trends in union density and compensation.

 

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Description

For more than 25 years, Bloomberg BNA has released its definitive report on U.S. labor metrics, Union Membership and Earnings Data Book. The report delves into U.S. Census and Labor Department statistics to provide updated information on trends in union density and compensation. 

Compiled from the Census Bureau's monthly Current Population Survey, this one-of-a-kind volume includes easy-to-read tables with current and historical figures for union membership, as well as earnings for union and nonunion workers in today’s dollars for easy comparison. Information from the Data Book is regularly included in the Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Each edition includes complete membership and earnings information not just for the most recent year, but for five and 10 years prior as well. This allows users to establish statistical trends without having to switch sources.

For each year covered, the Data Book’s tables present union data breakdowns for:

  • several demographic classifications, including gender, race, age, education level, part-time status, percentage of male/female workers, years of schooling completed

  • all 50 states and the District of Columbia

  • 100 U.S. metropolitan areas

  • more than 300 industry classifications

  • more than 400 occupational classifications

This report also contains updated historical tables dating as far back as 1973 that track union employment and membership among public- and private-sector workers and analyze wage differentials between union and nonunion workers when categorized by gender, race, and major industry.

Among the many specific metrics tracked by the Data Book are total employment, total union membership, total union coverage, union density, mean hourly and weekly earnings, mean earnings among union/nonunion members, percentage of workers at top earnings level, and percentages by and public/private sector employment.

The Data Book also comes with the Additional Earnings and Union Membership Data report from Bloomberg BNA, which includes additional at-a-glance membership and wage data by industry and state.

 

Authors

Barry Hirsch is the W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace and Professor of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, in Atlanta. He is author or co-author of two books and his articles in labor economics, many of which focus on unions or wage differentials in labor markets, appear regularly in scholarly journals.

 

David Macpherson is the E.M. Stevens Professor of Economics at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is co-author of several books, as well as the author of articles in leading labor and industrial relations journals. His research interests include labor unions, pensions, discrimination, and public sector wage determination.

 

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