Here is your Labor Day graph of the day, via Gallup:
And the bottom line:
This year’s Gallup update on views toward unions comes in the midst of an economic recession, and in the aftermath of major economic interventions by the U.S. government on behalf of two of the Big Three domestic auto companies.
The update also comes as the Employee Free Choice Act — a proposal to significantly change collective bargaining laws — is still under consideration by Congress. If passed as originally proposed, the bill would most likely make it easier for unions to organize. In fact, proponents of EFCA (who feel the current system is stacked against unions) say that’s the intent. However, those changes may be going against the tide of public opinion, which currently is at a historically low ebb for unions.
Intruding into the livelihoods of at-home caregivers, calling fellow Americans participating in the political process “terrorists”, flexing their thug muscle at town halls, lining their own pockets and pension funds while ripping off their own workers, threatening legislators who don’t bend to their agenda, an laying their own workers off in violation of their own labor agreements, and covering up for corrupt embezzlers in their top ranks ain’t helping their image…