Good Times, Bad Times
Employees join unions when they feel that unions can improve their lots in life. Although union membership has been dropping, the point at which unions might be able to improve more employees' lots in life might reappear. Due to the economic downturn more jobs are freelance and temporary with little or no benefits. However, looking into the future it is possible to see better times for labor. In a decade retirement of the baby boomers could cause labor shortages as could recovery from the recession. Also, the idea of loyalty to a n employer is effectively gone in many places and the mechanism for labors return remain intact - waiting for better times.
Question for Discussion:
Do you think younger workers are more or less favorable to unions? Explain.
Youngsters and Unions I think they are favoring unions. Recent youngsters have likewise exhibited enthusiasm for social... View the full answer