NJ Public Sector Unions
I recently came across some relevant information.
Total employment in NJ is nearly 3.9 million (2005). Public sector employment accounts for almost 638,000 jobs, or 16% of the total.
68.2% of public sector employees are covered by union contracts (64.1% are actually union members). NJ has the second highest "percent covered" ranking in the US, after NY (72.0%). The national average for public sector employees is 40.5%.