Nevada workers join up

Nevada’s labor union membership exceeds the national average.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the state had 191,000 union members in 2018, 13.9 percent of Nevada wage and salary workers, compared to 10.5 percent nationally. That puts the state 11th in the nation.

“Union membership rate for the state was at its peak in 1996, when it averaged 20.4 percent, and at its lowest point in 2016 at 12.1 percent,” BLS said in its news release.