Americans' Support for Labor Unions Continues to Recover

From gallup.com, 8/17/15:PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans' approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points to 58% over the past year, and is now at its highest point since 2008, when 59% approved. In the interim, the image of organized labor had suffered, sinking to an all-time low of 48% in 2009.  Gallup first asked Americans about organized labor in 1936, a year after Congress legalized private-sector unions and collective bargaining. At that time, 72% of Americans approved of unions. Support remained high into the 1960s, but then dipped through the 1970s until it reached 55% in 1979. It has since varied, reaching as high as 66% in 1999 and as low as the 48% in 2009.  The latest results are from the 2015 installment of Gallup's annual Work and Education survey, conducted Aug. 5-9.  Read entire article here.