Card Check: Where the Public Stands

By March 16, 2009Labor Unions

Organized labor shouts, “Americans are crying to join a union!”

Public opinion surveys suggest, no, not really.

From Rasmussen Reports: “Just 9% of Non-Union Workers Want to Join Union“:

Union members tend to believe that most workers want to join a labor union. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 47% of union members hold that view while only 18% disagree.

But those who don’t belong to a union hold a different perspective. By a 56% to 14% margin, they believe that most workers do not want to belong to a union.

As for personal preference, only nine percent (9%) of non-union workers would like to join a union. Eighty-one percent (81%) would not.

Even among those who are worried about losing their jobs in the near future, only nine percent (9%) would like to join a union. There is also no difference in a desire for union membership between those whose firms are hiring and those who are laying people off.

Seems like members of Congress would want to stay in the good graces of the 81 percent of Americans who do not want to join a union, and, we would guess, would take great exception to being forced into union membership by the anti-democratic card check process.

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