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There is also concern over labor union power. A clear plurality of Americans, 43 percent, believe labor unions “have too much power” about half of that believe they don’t have enough and 28 percent think they have an adequate amount. A plurality of Americans (36 percent) also says “labor unions have too much influence on American life and politics today.”
A combination of declining union membership, declining union favorability, belief of unions’ negative economic impact, and perception of stark compensation inequality between public and private sectors, have likely created an environment ripe for reform.
Emily Ekins is the director of polling for Reason Foundation where she leads the Reason-Rupe public opinion research project, launched in 2011. Follow her on Twitter @emilyekins.