Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Unions Are Not Popular

The thing that amazes me is that they have been popular as long as they have, but that seems to be over.
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.


I really do find that level of support surprising given this graph:



So, what happened? Well, there were the UAW bailouts (Oh, excuse me the Chrysler and GM bailouts.)

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