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Toplines - Unions II - March 13-14, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 13-14, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* If workers do not have labor union at their company, how difficult is it for workers to form a union?

29% Very difficult

28% Somewhat difficult

15% Not very difficult

4% Not at all difficult

24% Not sure

2* Should Congress change the law to make it easier for workers to form or join a labor union?

33% Yes
40% No

27% Not sure

3* Under current law, if enough workers express interest in forming a union, a secret ballot is held. Is it fair to require a secret ballot to determine if workers want to form a union?

61% Yes
18% No

22% Not sure

4* Some people believe that a secret ballot vote is not necessary and that a union should be formed whenever a majority of workers sign a card saying they want one. If a majority of a company’s workers sign a card saying they want to form a union, is it fair to form a union without having a vote?

32% Yes
52% No

16% Not sure

5* Suppose a company and their employees union cannot reach an agreement on a contract within 90 days. Should the government be allowed to mandate an agreement defining pay and benefits for that company’s employees?

22% Yes
53% No

24% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence