Approval of Labor Unions is the Highest Since 1965
Americans' approval of unions has been ticking upward in recent years and is now at its highest point in more than half a century.
According to Gallup, which has been tracking Americans’ perceptions of labor unions since the 1930s, approval of unions is at 68 percent, the highest it has been since 1965.
Public support for unions hit its lowest point of 48 percent in 2009 during the Great Recession.
According to those polled last month, union membership remains steady with 9 percent reporting that they are a union member, and 8 percent indicating there is a union member in their household. Across the federal government, more than half of non-postal employees are represented by a union.
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