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Unformatted text preview: LECTIVE BARGAINING
Unmet Membership Concerns:
Unions had many failures in postwar U.S.:
• Not always able to address members’ goals and concerns.
• Limited effectiveness in negotiating working conditions and work rules.
• Management retained control over determining work rules in almost all settings.
• Little success in reducing layoffs despite success in establishing seniority as basis for layoffs. 21st Century Labor Unions…
Industrial Shifts Unions must constantly recruit and organize new members. Face international competition for jobs and increased company resistance to unions. Shifts in composition of industries and occupations tend to undermine traditional union strongholds. • In 1980s and 1990s — Decline in membership, due to union’s success in • Where unions once were strong — Due to technologically‐based security workers’ benefits through collective bargaining.
• In 2000s — Resurgence in membership due to erosion of job benefits and job security...
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- Fall '10