Over 3/4ths of Voters Reject Forced Unionization of Workers
Raleigh, NC – Despite the millions of dollars pumped into North Carolina campaigns and an intensive lobbying effort by national unions to weaken North Carolina’s labor laws, voters overwhelmingly support maintaining North Carolina as a right-to-work state according to a new poll released by the Civitas Institute.
When asked if they supported maintaining North Carolina as a right-to-work state where workers can not be forced into a union, a resounding 78 percent agreed while only 16 percent disagreed. 7 percent were undecided.
“Big labor has targeted North Carolina as a potential state to expand its scope and influence. Unions like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Teamsters are pushing collective bargaining for state and local government employees as the first step towards repealing right-to-work in North Carolina,” said Francis DeLuca, Executive Director of the Civitas Institute. “Unfortunately for the unions, the voters of North Carolina overwhelming reject this path,” DeLuca stated.
The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) recently voted to officially align with the national SEIU organization. SEIU and other unions have pumped over $2 million into state and local elections in North Carolina over the past four years.
“It does not matter how long they have lived in North Carolina, natives and newcomers alike have seen the damage done to the economies of states like Michigan and New Jersey by forced unionization. They do not want to see the same thing happen here,” DeLuca concluded.
Full text of question:
DO YOU SUPPORT KEEPING NORTH CAROLINA A RIGHT-TO-WORK STATE, WHERE WORKERS CAN’T BE FORCED INTO A UNION?
The study of 600 registered voters was conducted June 11-13 by Tel Opinion Research of Alexandria, Virginia. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in North Carolina. For purposes of this study, voters we interviewed had to have voted in either the 2002, 2004 or 2006 general election or were newly registered voters since 2006. The voters were interviewed using live callers.
The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95% of the time, results from 600 interviews (registered voters) will be within +- 4% of the “True Values.” “True Values” refer to the results obtained if were possible to interview every person in North Carolina who had voted in either the 2002, 2004 or 2006 general elections or were newly registered voters since 2006.