See why NJ union membership is dropping

New Jersey’s union membership rate dipped below 16 percent in 2015, its lowest level in at least 15 years, according to a study released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The figures are a sign that nonunion jobs are replacing union jobs that have been lost with the closing of Atlantic City casinos, observers said.

“That would explain a lot of it,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Asbury Park, Feb. 22