Learn more about

Testimonials

Always enjoy reading the latest and greatest posts and activity updates. This is a 'favorite' site for me and has been referred to several colleagues involved in and who want to learn about labor relations.
G.L. Moore

I have found this information very useful. Thank you.
M. Solin

This is a very important website. I am a Union worker but an American First and the idea of open/non-private voting is repugnant to me. It flies in the face of American tradition where your vote is and should be CONFIDENTIAL. Most Union employees feel as I do and they need to know what this is all about. As far as I know, I hope, this sort of thing is not happening in the Union to which I belong. If I find out it is I will protest. All I can say is keep up the good work. I will pass this around to everyone I can. They cannot intimidate me.
Guest

Labor 101?

It’s Labor 101 according to labor leaders. Andy Stern of the SEIU is calling for consolidation of unions around the country into 15-20 “super-unions” that can negotiate national or regional contracts with common expirations and basically have more bargaining “muscle.” Consolidation is the latest Siren’s call solution to save unions. But this is exactly what is wrong with unions today. The only unions that are really growing are ones like Stern’s SEIU, that is basically bucking the bureaucracy of today’s consolidated union leadership and adopting creative organizing techniques. Look around at the industries where unions have enjoyed high density over the years – steel, automobile, and the airlines are prime examples. What has heavy union density, common expiration dates and negotiating “muscle” done for workers in these industries? If unions want to remain relevant (or should that read “become relevant again”?) they must DECENTRALIZE and offer creative solutions to the problems facing workers today (how about coming up with an affordable health care plan – every employer in America would sign up!). Union density is at its lowest point in nearly a century because nobody is buying what the union is selling. Now THAT is Labor 101.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>