SEIU Local 1000 Strategic Planning Trend Snapshot
Decline of unionized workforce Reduction of unionized workers 1983 20.1% 17.7 million down to 2009 12.3% 15.3 million Growth of SEIU 625,000 in 1980 to 2.2 million today
Negative public opinion of unions August 2010 More Americans want unions to have less influence than more. 52% of Americans say they approve of labor unions, the second lowest approval rating in Gallup's 70-year history of this trend. Gallup finds significantly more Americans saying they want labor unions to have less (40%) rather than more (29%) influence.
Attitudes toward government Guess who said this? • The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. • The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. • The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
Attacks on government and public employees result in… – greater difficulty to raise revenue. – a bigger gap between revenue and the cost of providing public services. – public employee pensions blamed for deficits.
Budget deficits projected in California 2010-11 – $6.1 billion gap 2011-12 – $19.3 billion gap 2012-13 – $22.4 billion gap 2013-14 – $20 billion gap 2014-15 – $20 billion gap 2015-16 – $20 billion gap
Projected population changes2009-2025 Orange is less than 20% Green is greater than 20%
Projected population changes (will be updated again next year after new census figures are released)
What trends have you observed in… • Communications • Social Media • Education • Workforce Development • Transportation • Issues decided by Federal Government such as social security, health care