Interest in joining unions is high: The share of U.S. workers who don’t belong to a union but say they would join one if they could, selected years

Year Percentage of nonunion workers who would vote to join one
1977 33%
1995 32%
2017 48%

Source: Thomas A. Kochan et al., “Worker Voice in America: Is There a Gap Between What Workers Expect and What They Experience?” ILR Review 72, no. 1 (January 2019): 3–38,

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