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Plentiful union assets should be used to organize

BY ROBERT OVETZ
Posted 9/16/22

After four decades of consistent decline in union density rank and file,  members might expect to see our unions’ assets dwindling. That, however, is not what is happening.

According to a new report by Chris Bohner of Radish Research, organized labor is sitting on a rapidly growing reserve. Bohner, a longtime union staff organizer, shows that while the number of union members fell, total union revenues rose 28 percent and spending increased by only 17 percent between 2010 and 2020. 

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