Unions in New York State added 145,000 members last year, the first increase since 2007, new federal data show.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday that the ranks of private-sector and government unions in the state totaled nearly 2 million in 2013, a gain of 8 percent from a year earlier.

However, union membership is still below its recent high of 2.1 million, which was recorded in 2005.
Report: State union membership grows 8% from 2012 to 2013 - Newsday