"Gallup's annual Work and Education survey finds little change during the past several years in Americans' opinions about labor unions, with 60% of Americans now approving of unions. Less than one in five Americans say labor unions in this country will become stronger in the future, and only about one in three say they would like to see labor unions have more influence. The percentage of Americans who say they want unions to have more influence is on the high end of what Gallup has measured in the past eight years" (Joseph Carroll, "Sixty Percent of Americans Approve of Labor Unions," 31 August 2007). That sounds promising, doesn't it?
Bureau of Labor Statistics' data show a radical decline of work stoppages, so much so that now little work time is lost to industrial conflict in the USA.
"Share of National Income Going To Wages And Salaries At Record Low In 2006: Share of Income Going to Corporate Profits at Record High," 29 March 2007). See Appendix Table 3 of the CBPP report below.