Emily Ekins on Why Most Americans Actually Do Support Public Sector Union Reform

If Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survives the recall election tomorrow it will signal to other governors that refoming public employee unions is politically feasible. In-depth analysis of national and state-level public opinion about reforming these unions reveals that although polls often find popular support for public sector unions, writes Emily Ekins, this support fades as Americans learn more about this distinct type of labor union.


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