Ranks among Indiana’s unions has plummeted over the last year.
That’s according to a report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, Indiana had 304,000 labor union members. Last year, that dropped 12.5 percent to 266,000, reported the Indianapolis Business Journal.
The drop comes on the heels of Indiana’s becoming a Right to Work state in 2010, which prevented unions from mandating dues from non members. The law was upheld by the Indiana Supreme Court in 2014.
“Today’s unanimous decision by the Indiana Supreme Court upholding Indiana’s right to work law is a victory for the freedom of every Hoosier in the workplace,” then-Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement at the time. “By this ruling, our Court has reaffirmed Indiana law that no Hoosier may be compelled to join a union as a condition of their employment but every Hoosier is free to join a union if they choose.”