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Lincoln Institute
of Public Opinion Research, Inc.

5405 Jonestown Road, Suite #110
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Phone: (717) 671-0776
Fax: (717) 671-1176

Labor Issues Poll

by Lincoln Institute
 

Total Started Survey: 403

Total Finished Survey: 403 (100%)

1. Construction projects (roads, bridges, schools, etc.) funded by public tax dollars in Pennsylvania are subject to the Prevailing Wage law, which essentially requires the highest union level wages be paid on all such projects. Do you believe the commonwealth's system of Prevailing Wages should be kept, or should governmental entities be permitted to bid out such projects and allow maket conditions to set labor rates?


Response

Percent

Response

Count

RETAIN PREVAILING WAGE29.1%117
ALLOW MARKET CONDITIONS TO DETERMINE LABOR RATES70.9%285
answered question402
skipped question1

2. Pennsylvania's Prevailing Wage law currently applies to all government constuction projects costing $25,000 or more. That cost threshold has been in effect for decades. There is a proposal before the General Assembly to change the law to apply to all government construction projects costsing $100,000 or more. Would you SUPPORT or OPPOSE changing the cost threshold?


Response

Percent

Response

Count

STRONGLY SUPPORT29.5%119
SOMEWHAT SUPPORT45.9%185
SOMEWHAT OPPOSE13.6%55
STRONGLY OPPOSE10.9%44
answered question403
skipped question0

3. Currently, many school districts collect union dues via payroll deductions from the paychecks of teachers and other school district employees. Those dues are then transferred to union bank accounts. State legislators in Harrisburg are considering a law that would require unions to collect these membership dues directly instead of relying on school districts and other governmental units to do this. Generally speaking do you FAVOR or OPPOSE this proposed new law?


Response

Percent

Response

Count

STRONGLY FAVOR29.4%118
SOMEWHAT FAVOR32.7%131
SOMEWHAT OPPOSE22.2%89
STRONGLY OPPOSE15.7%63
answered question401
skipped question2

4. Current state law permits businesses and labor unions to engage in stalking, harrassment, and the making of threats to use weapons of mass destruction during a labor dispute. Lawmakers are considering a change in law to prohibit such actions during labor disputes. Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE making it illegal for businesses and labor unions to engage in these activities?


Response

Percent

Response

Count

STRONGLY FAVOR69.2%279
SOMEWHAT FAVOR14.4%58
SOMEWHAT OPPOSE7.7%31
STRONGLY OPPOSE8.7%35
answered question403
skipped question0

5. Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE enactment of what is commonly referred to as a Right to Work law, whereby a worker cannot be compelled to join or pay fees to a labor union as a condition of employment?


Response

Percent

Response

Count

STRONGLY FAVOR56.7%228
SOMEWHAT FAVOR20.4%82
SOMEWHAT OPPOSE11.2%45
STRONGLY OPPOSE11.7%47
answered question402
skipped question1