- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A new study suggests the number of working-age New Yorkers who identified themselves as members of labor unions rose in the last 18 months.

The study was conducted by two professors at the City University of New York Graduate Center. They found that nearly one in four working New Yorkers belonged to labor unions.

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/W1CTac) says that compared to slightly more than one in five at the start of 2013.

The primary cause for the rebound appeared to be a surge in construction and hotel industry hiring - not the campaigns for better pay and benefits by fast-food workers and other low-earners.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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