In any event, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has, during the last 35 years, made the ballot, with its implications of order and stability, available to over 25 million American workers. Some may suppose that the bulk of union organization has already taken place and that today the election function of the NLRB is relatively unimportant. This is not the case.

The purpose of this paper is to examine, through the use of random sampling techniques, employee reactions to unions and employers, and to examine the effectiveness of NLRB policies followed in the regulation of representation elections.