The Bureau of Labor Statistics' report on Union Membership in 2002 shows American labor unions suffering a loss of 280,000 members in 2002. A loss of 445,000 union members on private payrolls was masked by an increase of 165,000 in public sector unionism.
The August 2008 edition of the Arkansas Municipal League’s City & Town magazine contained an opinion piece by Public Service Research Foundation President David Y. Denholm titled “Collective bargaining is no bargain.”
The Public Service Research Foundation has announced that it has updated its state-by-state, sector by sector tables and charts on employment, union membership and union density for 2008 and is making them available.
This is a telephone survey of employed adults nationwide, conducted by Zogby International. The target sample is 803 interviews with approximately 53 questions asked. Samples are randomly drawn from telephone cd’s of national listed sample. Zogby International surveys employ sampling strategies in which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within area codes and exchanges.
Zogby Poll On Attitudes and Opinions of Unionized and Non-Unionized Workers Employed in Various Sectors of the Economy Towards Organized Labor.
Survey Finds Mixed Opinions On Labor Unions
A public opinion survey released today finds that while the public generally favors labor unions it has concerns about their influence.
The recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Union Membership in 2001 showed American labor unions gaining 17,000 members last year. The small gain reflected a loss of 35,000 members on private payrolls, masked by a gain of 52,000 in the public sector.
Union officials and their allies in Congress, anxious for any excuse to attack President Bush, are making an issue of the fact that the legislation to create a Department of Homeland Security contains a provision allowing the President to exempt some of the Department's employees from some civil service protections, notably union representation.
It is a fundamental law of economics that when the price of something goes up, people buy less of it. We see it at work in many ways in our daily lives. Opponents of smoking advocate higher taxes on cigarettes so that people won't smoke as much. When the price of gas increases, people drive less.
The recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Union Membership in 2001 showed American abor unions gaining 17,000 members last year. The small gain reflected a loss of 35,000 members on private payrolls, masked by a gain of 52,000 in the public sector. That report showed unions in California gaining 100,000 members.