Category Archives: Right to Organize

Is the Pendulum Swinging Back?

We have seen a significant shift in power in labor-management relationships over the last 20 years. It has served to unlevel the playing field and disrupt cooperative efforts. Now, there are signs that a shift in power may be starting. … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Another View On The Importance of Unions from a Surprising Source

Last Monday was Labor Day, the holiday where we are supposed to celebrate American workers and their contributions to our society. Part of that should also include the essential role unions played in creating our strong economic system. Last week … Continue reading

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The Promise of Jobs – Does it Require Unions?

Every politician and candidate sings the same mantra, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”. It is what voters want to hear, but accomplishing the goal takes both long-term planning and a willingness to make tough choices, abilities candidates seem to lose after they … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Trends in Labor-Management Relations, 2017 – Part One

The most popular post on our blog in 2016 dealt with trends in Labor-Management relations and collective bargaining. Since its publication in March 2004 it has been one of the most often read articles every year. It is time to … Continue reading

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Did You Know: How Do Uber and the Sharing Economy Impact Workers (and Unions)?

Have you been reading about the conflict between Uber and its workers? It has the potential to be one of the more interesting labor-management stories this year. Unfortunately, it’s not about labor-management cooperation. I will admit I’ve never taken an … Continue reading

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