For Immediate Release: June 24, 2013
New Survey Shows 45 Percent of Union Households in Utah Would Leave Their Unions if They Wouldn’t Suffer Backlash
Survey released as part of National Employee Freedom Week
SALT LAKE CITY – A new survey of 394 union households in Utah shows that 45 percent would leave their union if they could do so without losing their job or receiving any other sort of penalty, while nationally 33.4 percent of union households would opt out of their unions if given the chance. The survey was conducted by Google Consumer Surveys Mar. 17 – June 7, 2013 with a margin of error of +/- 5.3 percent.
“This survey shows that many in Utah desire liberty from union coercion,” said Derek Monson. “We hope that National Employee Freedom Week can help these working Utahns in their struggle to achieve freedom and prosperity for themselves and their families.”
Sutherland Institute announces the release of the survey as part of its participation with National Employee Freedom Week, a national campaign with 60 partner organizations in 35 states across the nation, including 11 national groups. National Employee Freedom Week (http://employeefreedomweek.com), is a first-of-its-kind national campaign to educate union members about their legal rights regarding union membership — and empower them to make the decision about union membership that’s best for them. National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW) runs from June 23 to 29.
For more information on National Employee Freedom Week, which is spearheaded by the Nevada Policy Research Institute and the Association of American Educators, please visit http://EmployeeFreedomWeek.com/ or contact David Buer with Sutherland Institute at 801-355-1272.
Sutherland Institute is a conservative, state-based, independent public policy organization located in Salt Lake City. Its mission: protecting the cause of freedom, constructively influencing Utah’s decision-makers, and promoting responsible citizenship. Sutherland Institute is recognized as the leading conservative think tank in the state of Utah.