Washington— Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private-sector members over the past half-century.

A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, state or local levels.
Until four years ago, the unionization rate was far higher in the private sector than in the public sector. Now the roles are reversed.

But it’s been a bumpy road for public unions in some Republican-governed states.


From The Detroit News: Face of U.S. unions shifting more to public-sector workers, women | The Detroit News