94% of Private Sector Union Employees Never Voted for It

Wow. That’s a stunning statistic.

Of the 8 million unionized, private sector employees in the United States, 94 percent have never voted for their own labor union representation.

An hourly autoworker at the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Terry Bowman, told The Daily Signal that during his 20 years of employment at Ford he has never voted for the union that represents him.

“I have no power to represent myself in any way, shape, or form,” Bowman, aUAW-Ford (United Automobile Workers) employee, told The Daily Signal. “Everything that I have and do is based on that collective bargaining agreement that I have basically been forced to accept if I want to work at Ford Motor Company.”

Bowman, 50, said union representation is forced upon the workers as a condition of employment. His union representation negotiated a collective bargaining agreement on his and other employees’ behalf with employer management.

Thank goodness workers have a choice in Wisconsin now.