Maine’s union membership is on the decline

After reaching a current peak on the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, Maine’s union membership has cooled since 2020.

In 2020, 14.7 p.c of the 559,000 staff throughout Maine had been union staff, in response to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics knowledge. By 2021, that quantity had dropped to 12.4 p.c whereas state workforce ranks elevated to 563,000.

As of 2022, the speed of Maine staff with union membership dropped to a 10-year low, with simply 9.2 p.c of the workforce belonging to a union. The dip in membership comes as state employment charges have dropped, with 527,000 staff recorded in 2022.

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the College of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her pet Percy and staying energetic within the Maine outside.
Extra by Leela Stockley