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    :: Thursday, February 01, 2007 ::

    State of organized labor: ‘Joe Lunchbucket’ becomes 'Chris Briefcase' - Reliable Plant Magazine, OK
    The stereotypical image of a U.S. union member in 1980 was that of a blue-collar, middle-aged white male employed in manufacturing, construction or transportation and residing in the Northeast, the Great Lakes Region or on the West Coast. However, that image needs updating, Fiorito said.

    “In 2007, the typical union member is more likely to be Hispanic or Asian-American, a bit older, and more likely to reside in the South,” he said. “All of these reflect more general changes in our country. The most dramatic change, however, is that the typical 2007 union member is considerably more likely to be a female, a professional or manager, or a public-sector worker, and far less likely to work in manufacturing. These days, ‘Joe Lunchbucket’ is increasingly likely to be ‘Chris Briefcase.’”
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