Why the Decline in Union Membership?
1. Decline is worldwide; 17 of 20 major nations, 2. gradual reduction of existing union members, 3. Reduced interest from non-union workers 4. Increased worker-friendly management policies & efforts to fight organizational efforts, 5. AFL-CIO focus on politics, not organizing, 6. Global competition, U.S. employers sending jobs overseas...Also Agricultural and Industrial revolution (new technology helped feed booming population, increased productivity, and many workers moved from farms to cities)