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    :: Monday, March 27, 2006 ::

    Union membership continues slide in Pa. - by MARC LEVY, AP Wire
    Pennsylvania is above the national membership rate, a vestige of its heavy industrial heritage. But the state's loss of manufacturing jobs has also helped drag its numbers down, while union membership nationally remained stable from 2004 to 2005 at 12.5 percent of the workforce.

    Broadly speaking, unions have sought to survive the flight of industrial jobs overseas by expanding to growing low-wage sectors in booming regions, said Alexander Colvin, an associate professor of labor studies and industrial relations at Penn State.

    For instance, he said, 2005 was the first year that Nevada had as a high a unionization rate as Pennsylvania.
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