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The Decline in African-American Representation in Unions and Auto Manufacturing, 1979-2004

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Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): John Schmitt; Ben Zipperer

Topic: Labor (Unions)

Keywords: Manufacturing industry; Ethnic workers; Automobile industry

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report examines the unionization rates of African-American workers and finds that the relative representation of African Americans has been steadily declining in unions, manufacturing, and auto manufacturing.