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Axios reports that "labor unions represent a larger percentage of U.S. workers than at any time in the past five years, as the pandemic took its biggest bite out of non-unionized jobs … In 2020, 10.8% of all wage and salaried workers were members of unions, up 0.5% from 2019, according to government statistics.

"That's the highest mark since 2015 (11.%)."

It is, of course, a matter of percentages:  "The actual number of union members fell in 2020 by over 321,000, but the decline in nonunion jobs was much steeper."

Axios writes that "the big question is whether labor unions can successfully adjust to the changing face of American work, which is becoming much more about service work than manufacturing."

KC's View:

If I were management, I probably would be concerned about this.  But if I were labor, and it were presented to me that I would've been more likely to lose my job during the pandemic if I were not a member of a union, it might make me think twice about how I'd cast a unionization vote.