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Majority in National Poll Back Employees in Public UnionsSalem-News.com Staff Report
71% of Democrats opposed weakening collective bargaining rights; 62% of Independents also opposed.
(SALEM, Ore.) - A New York Times and CBS poll has fund that a majority of Americans support the employees in public unions.
The nationwide poll found that most Americans and most independents support the embattled workers.
2. Bargaining rights should be curtailed
A slim majority of Republicans said Yes
3. Cut public employees pay and benefits
Sixty-one percent polled, including just over half of Republicans said public employee pay and benefits were either “about right” or “too low”
Should police and fire fighters be able to retire in their 40s and 50s?
The results were about the same for teachers.
5. What to do
6. Political parties
Forty one percent of respondents said they believed that weakening unions was behind the governors’ actions.
Forty-five percent of those earning more than $100k were in favour; 49% opposed.
Those making $15k to $30k: 35% favoured cuts while 60% were opposed.
You can view the entire story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/us/01poll.html?hp=&pagewanted=print)
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