drastic decline in union density in us recent years

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Unformatted text preview: conomic change - Prevention of privatization Union Structure • Local union – association of employees with its own officers, constitution, and bylaws • All union members belong to a local and most locals belong to a national or international union • Parent national/international union provides support in contract negotiation and administration • There are over 16,000 locals in Canada.. drastic decline in union density in US recent years (12% today) • Locals obtain funds through union dues, which are a specified percentage of employees earnings to be potentially be used in case of a strike Functions of a local union 1. Negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) 2. Administration of the CBA 3. Collection of union dues 4. Education of its members 5. Community service 6. Political action 7. Operation of a firing hall 8. Organizing workers Local...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2014 for the course COMM 392 taught by Professor Carson during the Fall '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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