BLS: R.I. had highest union rate in N.E. in 2018

RHODE ISLAND had the highest union membership as a percentage of the total number of employed in New England in 2018. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
RHODE ISLAND had the highest union membership as a percentage of the total number of employed in New England in 2018. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – In 2018, 17.4 percent of Rhode Island workers were members of a union, or 83,000 workers, a year-over-year increase of 5,000 union members, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. Roughly 89,000 workers in Rhode Island were represented by unions, or 18.5 percent of employed workers. Rhode Island had the highest union…

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