Teamsters blog notes strong support for unions
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jun 27, 2018
A blog posted this month on the website of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters notes continuing strong public support for labor unions, drawing from several recent sources.
A Pew Research public opinion poll published earlier this month, the blog piece notes, shows 55 percent of the public “have a positive impression of unions.” More than half of those polled have a “negative view” of the drop in union membership in recent decades.
The piece cites further evidence that buoys support for unions—notably Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing that workers that belong to a union earn approximately $11,000 per year each more than non-unionized workers.
“The labor movement takes a stand for increased wages, raising the standard of living for hardworking Americans, ensuring quality working conditions and better benefits for workers and their families,” the piece said.
The Teamsters union is a labor organization that supports federal employee interests and partner in the Federal Workers Alliance. The union, formed in 1903, has a membership of over 1.4 million.