Union Workers are Unhappy Workers

According to recent Gallup polling, union members are less happy at work than their nonunion counterparts.

The numbers show that union employees are generally unsatisfied with their workplace flexibility and direct supervision. Just 35 percent of union employees are content with the recognition they receive in the workplace — while more than 50 percent of nonunion employees report “complete satisfaction.”

These findings are not only statistically meaningful, but also demonstrative of the broader issue at hand: union bosses are ignoring their less-than-joyful members.

That’s why we need the Employee Rights Act (ERA), which would guarantee periodic re-certification votes in unionized workplaces — along with other common-sense reforms aimed at protecting employees and democratizing workplaces nationwide. The ERA holds Big Labor accountable.