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New York City is in the vanguard of the nation's union organizing wave

Posted 9/9/22

We’re number one. Amid a recent wave of organizing campaigns across the country, New York City had the highest rate of newly-unionized private-sector workers, according to a recent report.

Between January 2021 and June of this year, newly-organized workers joined unions in New York City at a rate 10 times the national average, researchers from the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies found. The city had nearly twice the share of the newly unionized workers as Seattle, the city with the next-highest rate, noted the report, which was released Sept. 1.

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