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.)