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.
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.
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.