Organizing efforts increase in first half

The number of U.S. workplaces where employees have begun trying to organize unions jumped this year to the highest level in half a dozen years, a rise that reflects warming public attitudes toward unions in a dynamic labor market.

In the first half of the year, workers at 1,411 U.S. workplaces filed petitions with the National Labor Relations Board, the first step to joining a union, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal data. This represents a 69% increase from the same period in 2021 and the largest of any year since 2015.


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