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Strikes are up, but union membership is down — and that could be a good sign for the economy

February 13, 2020


The number of work strikes and the number of union members are going in opposite directions, and that divergence is highlighting an important fact about today’s job market, experts say.

There were 25 major work stoppages last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), including a 40-day General Motors GM, +1.37% strike that ended in a four-year deal securing signing bonuses and better wages.

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