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Throughout 2022, the labor movement made headlines in various industries and states across the country. Reports of strikes and the brewing of union organization at well-known companies like Amazon and Starbucks prompted some to wax sentimental for the days of powerful organized labor. A resurgence in organized labor seemed underway, but when the official numbers were released, union membership was reported to have fallen to its lowest-ever point in 2022, at just 10.1%.
Even though the number of union members actually increased slightly to 14.3 million, the increase in overall workers far outpaced the increase in unionized workers. It