What's Next for Organized Labor?: Report of the Century Foundation Task Force on the Future of Unions
Twentieth Century Fund/Century Foundation, Century Foundation Task Force on the Future of UnionsISBN: 0870784188;
For thirty years, labor unions have been in a slump. Private sector membership has eroded steadily and dramatically. Hostility toward unions among politicians and the general public has increased. Economic globalization, new technology, and changes inthe workplace have compounded the resistance of employers to unions. Unions face substantial legal obstacles when attempting to organize and then gain an initial contract with employers. And, in some unions, scandals continue to obscure reform efforts. Recently, the Twentieth Century Fund/Century Foundation convened a task force of business executives, labor leaders, academics, and others who care about the well-being of the American workforce to reconsider the future of unions. Under the chairmanship of former Ohio Governor Richard Celeste, the task force explored provocative questions: Are labor unions outmoded anachronisms? Or do they have the capacity to revitalize themselves and regain an important role in the U.S....
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