William B. Hawn, IV, right, and another man who declined to be identified sit in chairs on the sidewalk along Main Street with a sign that says "shame on Lupton Company." The men passed out information sheets on behalf of the Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council over a labor dispute with a subcontractor on the Craft Works job site at 201 W. Main Street.
Photo by John Rawlston .
published Saturday, February 9th, 2013
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Union membership fell last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as recession-battered states and municipalities shed workers and organized labor struggled to organize new members at growing private-sector companies.