Source: UnionStats.com analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics ' Current Population Survey.
Source: National Labor Relations Board Case Activity Tracking System database.
Unions claim the traditional secret ballot election is “broken,” yet unions The National Labor Relations Board reports that unions won 915 of the 1,333 elections that they called in FY 2009.
An analysis of data from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) indicates that 38 percent of all union recognitions in 2009 bypassed secret ballot elections, and instead used card checks to unionize employees. Specifically, the NLRB reports that unions won 794 single-union representation elections (RC). During that period, the NLRB recorded 485 notices of card check union recognition.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Labor Relations Board indicates that less than 10 percent of currently unionized employees voted for the union in their workplace.