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Running Head: FUTURE ROLES OF UNION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Future Roles of Union in Supply Chain Management Institution Name Tutor Course Date
Running Head: FUTURE ROLES OF UNION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT The roles of the unions have drastically changed significantly over the past three decades. This can be associated with multiple factors such as the global competition which is witnessed every day. Moreover, a growing trend in the outsourcing as well as various legal constraints. Consequently, this can be due to the employer-sponsored forms regarding the employee participation which have combined in predicting of the significant fall of its union members together with coverage of collective bargaining. Notably, the coming decades have been viewed to have equally challenging tasks especially for the roles of unions in their movements. The techniques which they will use in handling their challenges, as well as opportunities over the future years, will indubitably determine the level of influence they will have at the workplaces and beyond the future (Hayter & International Labour Office, 2011). Unions indubitably play a significant role when it comes especially to directing as well as shaping the working lives of people. However, despite their influence being perceived to have diminished mainly in the recent past, the unions have maintained the good work by ensuring the lifestyles of the workforce are conducive. Notably, the proportion of the workers who are members of these unions was seen to decline in the first decade of the twentieth century. This decline was however perceived as less drastic and modest when compared to decline which was witnessed in the preceding two decades (Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era (Workshop), In Howe, In Owens, & Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 2016). With current market pressures to most of the business organizations and a growing trend in a typical environment, the employers have found that it is better they indulge themselves in the forms of some sponsored participation as well as presentation together with the imposition of legal constraints on their abilities to recruit and organize and most importantly to collectively bargain and take industrial actions. This has been found to contribute to the sharp fall in its membership. Irrespective of their adoption of various such strategies with encouragements of laws which seek to recognize such unions, the membership downward trends have been witnessed to continue over the years and in a slower pace. Consequently, the way unions also have responded to such challenges and its opportunities have been found to have presented a challenging work in it nature since there are a lot of decisive actions which are done so as to determine the level in which the influence within the workplace in the future can be done (Hayter & International Labour Office, 2011).

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