Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector Unions
(Source: NY Times)
A majority of Americans say they oppose efforts to weaken the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions and are also against cutting the pay or benefits of public workers to reduce state budget deficits, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
- Americans oppose weakening the bargaining rights of public employee unions by a margin of nearly two to one: 60 percent to 33 percent.
- Americans oppose, 56 percent to 37 percent, cutting the pay or benefits of public employees.
- Americans, 61 percent of those polled — including just over half of Republicans — say the salaries and benefits of most public employees were either “about right” or “too low” for the work they do.
The nationwide telephone poll was conducted Feb. 24-27, 2011, with 984 adults and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all adults. Of those surveyed, 20 percent said there was a union member in their household, and 25 percent said there was a public employee in their household. (Source)
Also this: 81% of Americans Support raising taxes on Millionaires to deal with the deficit. 68% support repealing the Bush Tax cuts. 74% support cutting Oil/Tax Breaks. AND 77% support public Union Bargaining…
Look at the outrage in Madison, Wisconsin. Look at the crowds in DesMoines, Iowa. Look at the demonstrations in Indiana and Ohio and elswhere around America.
Hear what they’re saying: Stop attacking unions. Stop making scapegoats out of public employees. Stop protecting the super-rich from paying their fair share of the taxes needed to keep our schools running.
Stop gutting the working middle class. (Source)
- Majority Oppose Taking Rights from Public Sector Unions (politicalwire.com)
- Americans Don’t Want to Get Rid of Unions (bigthink.com)
- You: Poll Shows Support for Embattled Public Sector Workers (nytimes.com)