Growth of Government Unions in Pennsylvania

Eric Boehm notes the growth of public-sector union members (which now represent a majority of union members nation-wide) and the decline of private union members in Pennsylvania.

More than 70 percent of union workers in Pennsylvania held private sector jobs in 1984.  Since then, private sector unions have seen nearly a 50 percent decline in membership, while public sector unions in the Commonwealth have grown by nineteen percent during the same period.