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Poll: Americans Find Unions Disruptive

More than half of adult Americans think that labor unions are too disruptive and make it harder for U.S. businesses to compete in the global marketplace. Among union households, 26% felt unions were too disruptive. The responses were part of a telephone poll conducted this summer by opinion research firm Wirthlin Worldwide. The pole also found that 62% of those over 55 also felt unions were too disruptive, compared with 49% of those under 55. Nearly half of those surveyed (48%) felt the union's role in protecting workers is less important today than in the past, and 26% of those in union households agreed. What's more, only 27% of those polled feel that union workers are trained and do a better job than non-union workers.

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