We came upon an interesting contradiction this week when we read that the results of a survey from the Pew Research Group and contrasted that report with another from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although admittedly a bit of apples and oranges, the Pew survey reported that a slightly larger majority of Americans like labor unions than they do corporations at 60 and 56 percent respectively. At the same time however, the BLS Report on union membership shows that organized labor membership is down to only 10.7% of the American workforce. That number continues a downward trend in unions from the 20% of the workforce they represented back in 1983 when BLS began tracking membership. Furthermore, union membership among private sector workers was just a bit over 6%, while public sector labor membership at 34% skews the results. Sure, Americans like unions well enough, they just don’t want to belong to them!