[OPE] Opinions about unions in USA

From: Alejandro Valle Baeza <valle@servidor.unam.mx>
Date: Sat Dec 20 2008 - 09:26:38 EST

"You certainly wouldn't think that most Americans approve of unions.
After all, only about 12 percent of those who work for a living are
union members.


But despite that low percentage, and despite the frequent anti-union
messages delivered by some of the country's most influential corporate
and political leaders, a new Gallup poll shows that almost 60 percent of
the people surveyed approved of unions. Less than 30 percent disapproved.


Most of the support for unions comes from Democrats and independents. It
works out to 72 percent of Democrats favoring unions, 63 percent of
independents favoring them - but only 38 percent of Republicans in favor.


Almost two-thirds of those polled believed that unions should have more
influence, or at least the same amount of influence, as now. Only about
one-third said they wanted unions to have less influence."

Full article at: http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20007

Alejandro Valle Baeza
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Received on Sat Dec 20 09:28:23 2008

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