This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo shows AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaking to reporters outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Unions Suffer Steep Decline In Membership

The nation’s labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and — in some cases — limited collective bargaining rights. The union membership rate fell from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent […]