• For 2012, AFL-CIO reported total membership numbers of approximately 8,384,725 for its 57 affiliated unions. These numbers represent a loss of 152,000 members, partially offset by 82,183 new members, resulting in a net membership loss of 70,317 from 2011. The 2012 decrease is less than 2011, when the AFL-CIO lost approximately 101,000 members.
  • The United Auto Workers’ (“UAW”) annual report showed a membership increase for the third straight year. Membership grew to 382,513, up 1,794 from the prior year. The UAW attributes the increase, at least in part, to the rebounding auto industry.