CHART: America’s Unionizaton Rate Plummets While Canada’s Holds Steady


A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that, while America’s unionization rate has plummeted over the last few decades, Canada’s has stayed relatively steady. CEPR notes that two Canadian pro-labor policies — allowing employees to form a union via signing cards and using so-called “first contract arbitration” to prevent stalling tactics at the bargaining table — likely account for the difference.