Thanks to the BART strikes and the ongoing cat fight between train operators and management and similar actions elsewhere, public opinion on unionized labor has taken a big hit. In a recent poll, 45% of respondents believe unions do more harm than good, up from 35% in March 2011. 44% of those polled believe that transit workers should not be allowed to strike, compared to 47% who believe they should. Not lost on this sentiment, State Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) proposed legislation that would prohibit transit unions from striking. Union representatives lambasted the proposal by noting that no similar checks are proposed for management.