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Labor Unions


In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, one-third of adults surveyed had positive impressions of labor unions, while a third had negative ones and 26 percent were neutral. In 1997, those responses were 38 percent positive and 33 percent negative, with roughly the same proportion, 24 percent, neutral about them. In a December 2013 AP/National Opinion Research Center poll, 13 percent of respondents said labor unions were doing too much to solve the country’s problems, 18 percent said they shouldn’t be doing anything to solve them, 36 percent said they were doing too little, and 30 percent said they were doing the right amount.