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Only 6 Percent of Workers Voted for Their Union

Created on August 30, 2016

Only 6 Percent of Workers Voted for Their Union


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Note: Figures cover private-sector workers regulated under the National Labor Relations Act (excluding railway and airline employees regulated under the Railway Labor Act). Figures include union members and non-members covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Sources: Heritage Foundation calculations using data on union election votes from the National Labor Relations Board, and data on the job tenure of unionized employees and total union membership from the Current Population Survey. See appendix for details.

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Tags: unions, unelected, representation