While the core mission of Labor Day is to celebrate workers’ contributions to America, according to a new poll, many employees in the U.S. aren’t feeling very appreciated. The survey of 2-thousand U.S. workers conducted by OnePoll ahead of Labor Day finds 46% feel “somewhat recognized” at work, while 8% say they don’t feel recognized at all.
The OnePoll survey also finds:
- The average American worker hasn’t gotten a raise at their current job in the last three years.
- The top concerns about the current workforce vary by generations, Gen Z is more concerned about the nationwide worker strikes than the lack of job security (69% compared to 49%).
- Half of millennials are more worried about salary cuts (53%) than wage gaps (49%) and worker strikes (45%).
- For Gen X and baby boomers, a lack of job security is the top concern (49%), followed by wage gaps (46%).
- About two-thirds (73%) of all respondents agree the gender pay gap is still very real.
- Nearly six in 10 working men (58%) believe their current salary is affected by their gender, compared to 54% of female workers who say the same.
- While 41% of those polled have previously participated in a labor strike, 47% never have.
- It’s an even split when it comes to belonging to a union, 43% do and 43% do not.
- Of those who do, 93% say joining a union was the best work-related decision they’ve ever made.
Source: SWNS Digital