Bob Soutier http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Union Numbers Drop In Missouri, Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-numbers-drop-missouri-illinois <p></p><p>The percentage of Missouri workers who are members of a union dropped to less than 9 percent in 2012, following two years of slight gains.</p><p>The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/union2.pdf">its report</a> on Monday. It showed that 51,000 fewer Missouri workers were in a union in 2012 than 2011. The state was part of a larger national trend, but that 2 percent drop was among the largest.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:49:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 8632 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Numbers Drop In Missouri, Illinois