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needed once they finish the job. Workers change from one employer to another often. Construction workers are recruited to work on a particular job site and move on to another site, usually a different employer and agreement, once they are done. These unions assist employers acquire a worker to assist them on a certain role they need to be done through contacting the union’s hiring team who refers them to workers under their union who are out of work. The second type of union are known as Professional unions; they relate closely to craft unions but are different in several respects. The unions represent professional employees who have advanced skills and certain credentials like a college degree or a license. Professional unions which are common in the public sector are not as old as craft unions. Teacher’s union is an example of a professional union[ CITATION Ref18 \l 1033 ]. Another type of union is the Industrial Union; unlike craft unions that represent employees only in a specific trade, industrial unions represent workers over a wide range of occupations across several industries. Most employees under a union belong to this type of union, especially in the USA. A good example is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters an industrial union based in the United States that represents members in long-haul trucking, construction, and warehousing. Another type of union is the Public Sector Union; just like industrial unions, public sector unions represent workers across different industries, but government agencies act as the sector representing the employees. Employees in the public sector are usually represented by this type of union, leading to these unions being big as they have a large number of members. An example is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) that represents workers of the city, county and state governments[ CITATION Sha \l 1033 ].
THE FUTURE OF UNIONS 5 Conditions for forming and joining A Labor Union In Canada labor unions are formed under the Canadian Labor Congress. The organization that defends employees’ rights to act jointly within the employment context. The CLC also protects employees that are not members of any trade union. Before a union is created, employees decide whether to join or reject union representation through voting in a secret ballot election conducted by the CLC. Labor unions require to collect a minimum of 30 percent signatures from employees and file a petition for representation with the CLC. The union is then issued with a certificate that qualifies them as an organization with interest for the workforce. After certification, the union can proceed to campaigns to rally workers to join the union. Workers are invited to Seminars and meetings organized by the labor union during the campaign period, where they learn more about the benefits of signing up to be a member. The labor unions also distribute written material within the working premises with information on the union’s support for employees to receive better pay and improved working conditions. The representation campaigns run for close to two months.

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