04/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Union Membership Increases After Years Of Decline

After years of decline, Illinois union ranks in 2008 grew by 97,000 workers. [...] The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that membership in Illinois unions totaled 939,000 last year. That's 16.6 percent of the state's workforce, up 2.1 percent from 2007.

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