With the labor market still tight following the COVID-19 pandemic and Great Resignation, employers have struggled to recruit and retain employees—and workers have been organizing at rates not seen in decades. One of the most high-profile examples is the union drive at Starbucks stores across the country over the last year, but retail and factory workers at Apple and Amazon are also unionizing. And the trend extends to white collar industries like tech, academia, and media, where unionization has historically been limited. The recent uptick could begin to reverse a decades-long decline in union membership rates, but union representation will continue to be stronger in some industries than others. Researchers calculated the union membership rate for 247 industries, ranking them from highest to lowest.

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