‘Compulsory Unionization Is an Antique’: Expert Analyzes Declining Union Membership

Steve Lance
By Steve Lance
February 27, 2024Capitol Report

A recent Gallup poll shows Americans’ approval of unions has been rising for the last decade—with 61 percent saying they help the U.S. economy while union membership has been steadily declining.

‘Compulsory unionization is an antique,’ says Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Mr. Mix says that’s because the differences between union officials and rank-and-file workers are growing wider, particularly when it comes to political positions, like border security, smaller government, lower taxes, and less regulation.


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