The Detroit News: Across U.S., public unions under fire this Labor Day

Across America on this Labor Day, public employees whose job security once seemed iron-clad are defending their jobs, pay, benefits and bargaining rights.

Furthermore, as the public employee unions fight for bargaining rights and pay packages, they’ll do it with fewer dues-paying members. The percentage of public employees who were union members fell last year to 36.2 percent — 7.6 million workers — from a decade high of 37.4 percent in 2009.

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