See Inside August 2001

U.S. Workers and the Law

Labor Rights Of Americans Lag Behind Those Of Other Nations

SOURCES: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (all unions); Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., of Washington, D.C. (private- and public-sector data). Data based on nonagricultural employment except those for all unions after 1973, which are based on total employment. Private- and public-sector data available only from 1973 onward. The graph lines are not strictly comparable but are believed to measure overall trends reliably.

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