December 20, 2014

BLS reports steady decline in workplace injuries

WASHINGTON – Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, Dec. 4 issued the following statement on the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2013 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: “Today we learned that, in 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in America experienced a serious injury or illness [...]

Union membership fell sharply in 2010

Private sector and public sector union membership fell sharply in 2010, reports The New York Times. In the domestic private workforce, the percentage of workers represented by unions tumbled to 6.9 percent (from 7.2 percent in 2009), while in the public sector, the percentage dropped to 36.2 percent (from 37.4 percent in 2009), reports the Department [...]