By Jim Cline
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports nationwide unionization rates dropped markedly in 2012, dropping from 11.8% in 2011, to 11.3%. BLS also reported that public sector unionization stood at 35.9%, while private sector unionization was at 6.6%. These numbers in 2011, stood at 37.0 % and 6.9%, respectively. In the 1950s, private sector unionization stood at about 35%.