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Statewide Poll Shows Strong Public Support For Teachers, Public Employees & Their Right to Bargain Collectively

April 5th, 2011 · Blog, Issues, News, Poll release, Press


A recent statewide poll, commissioned by the California Federation of Teachers, finds a solid majority of likely voters in California have a favorable opinion of public employees and support their right to engage in collective bargaining.

From the CFT’s press release:

In the aftermath of major demonstrations by labor unions on Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death and to bring attention to working families, the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) today released new polling results showing that 56% of California voters have a favorable view of public employees and 61% support their right to bargain together. With public sector workers under assault and major battles over union rights in Wisconsin, California voters also sided with the Wisconsin public employees (56%) over its governor (37%).

Read the full poll results memo here.

Read the Orange County Register’s coverage of the poll here.

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