Posts Tagged ‘Labor unions’

The Public vs. the Media on Unions, Deficits

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

By Peter Hart, March 1, 2011

The New York Times reports its new poll (3/1/11):

As labor battles erupt in state capitals around the nation, a majority of Americans say they oppose efforts to weaken the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions and are also against cutting the pay or benefits of public workers to reduce state budget deficits, according to the latestNew York Times/CBS News poll.

That’s big enough news, and once again cuts against the People-Don’t-Support-These-Overpaid-Union-Workers trope.

But there’s more. When the poll asked about fixing the deficit, people had a message rarely heard in the media: Read entire FAIR blog here.