Record few join US unions

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Last year, only 10.1 percent of Americans were union members, which is 0.2 percent lower than the year before, which was then the lowest level since statistics began to be kept, according to the statistics agency BLS.

The reduction comes despite high-profile union battles at large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks.

Although the percentage fell, the number of members increased slightly, by 1.9 percent to 14.3 million members. But that increase is less than those who got new jobs, 3.9 percent. Police and teachers’ unions have the highest proportion of union members, one third.