Despite political and Congressional efforts to strengthen organized labor (as evidenced by the above-referenced PRO Act), union membership remained flat in 2019 over the prior year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total union membership in both the private and public sectors dropped another 0.2 percent last year with membership stagnant at 10.3 million. By comparison, organized labor in 1983 claimed some 18 million American workers as members. Notably, private sector unions accounted for only 6.2% of the private sector US workforce. And perhaps in response to the decline in unions, economic confidence for adults within the United States has reached the highest level since 2000 according to a recent Gallup poll released last week with 68% saying it is a good time to find a quality job in the US and only 10% citing the economy as a problem.