Women Taking Charge In Unions

The next few years may give rise to a new type of union with different demands. Women now account for 40% of all union members in the U.S., says Richard Bensinger, director of the department of organization at the AFL-CIO. Indeed, in the last 10 years, the number of women unionists has risen 8.6% to 6.35 million, while the number of male union members has dropped almost 12% to 9.76 million. Women now head half of the AFL-CIOs 20 departments.

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