Recent Labor Department filings show just how drastic this decline has been for organized labor.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Leadership Council 40, based in Madison, reported it had just under 32,000 members as recently as 2011, when Walker introduced his reforms. In a May filing, membership had dwindled to a little more than 13,000, a loss of about 18,000 members in four years.
Earlier this year, Milwaukee-based AFSCME Leadership Council 48 reported that its membership was 3,400, down from the 9,000 it had in 2011.
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