Mike Antonnuci Reports Teacher Union Membership At Historic Low

Mike Antonucci discusses how more teachers are currently not union members than are.  Teachers in many states may not be union members, but nevertheless are covered under a monopoly bargaining contract, which is controlled by teacher union officials.

. . . As the number of union members overall continued its decades-long decline, teacher unions were able to add members for many years, and so became the predominant sector of organized labor.

But how have the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers fared in relation to the teaching workforce? Was teacher union growth a function of organizational effort, or simply the expansion of the teaching population? Thanks to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and unionstats.com, we have an answer.