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Merit Shops Employed 83.5% of MA Construction Workforce in 2020

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

The 2020 stats are in on the Massachusetts construction workforce. Per, 83.5% of construction workers in Massachusetts chose to work for open shops, up from 81.3% in 2019.

On the flip side, just 16.5% of construction workers decided union membership was for them, down a full two points.

We often ask why so few construction workers join organized labor if it's such a great deal. We think the pay and benefits paid to merit shop employees is among the top reasons why 4 out of 5 construction workers choose non-union employers.



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