Public Support for Unions Slides

posted by Nima

September 6, 2009 · Posted in General Economics 

According to a recent Gallup poll, public support for unions is declining rapidly, and has fallen to a record low:

Gallup finds organized labor taking a significant image hit in the past year. While 66% of Americans continue to believe unions are beneficial to their own members, a slight majority now say unions hurt the nation’s economy. More broadly, fewer than half of Americans — 48%, an all-time low — approve of labor unions, down from 59% a year ago.

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These results are from the 2009 installment of Gallup’s annual Work and Education survey, conducted Aug. 6-9. The 48% of Americans now approving of unions represents the first sub-50% approval since Gallup first asked the question in the 1930s. The previous low was 55%, found in both 1979 and 1981.

In order for things to change, the people need to wake up to the truth and reality. Declining support for labor unions is a desirable thing.

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