US union membership rate hits all-time low despite campaigns

  • Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, N.Y., Elmwood Starbucks location, helps out the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

  • Amazon JFK8 distribution center union organizer Jason Anthony speaks to media, April 1, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The U.S. union membership rate reached an all-time low in 2022, despite high-profile unionization campaigns at Starbucks, Amazon and other companies. Union members fell to 10.1% of the overall workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was down slightly from 10.3% in 2021. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

The U.S. union membership rate reached an all-time low last year despite high-profile unionization campaigns at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and other companies.