Ann Arbor Area Community News
via Michigan IMC:
“Trade Unions, once the champion of the working people, are now standing by helplessly while their share of the organized labor force has dwindled to 9%”
This is simply not true. Unions are trying to figure out how to organize within this nation state, while corporations can run their business/industries at a global level. This is a challenging problem!
I think people need to understand that unions operate on a couple of different principles.
1 – Service Model unionism – where a worker pays dues for union services such as filing grievances and negotiation contracts.
2 – Organizing Model unionism – where the power of the union is recognized to be in workers talking to each other about what is important at work and in their lives. Then using creative problem solving to get to solutions.
If your union is a service model – start talking to your coworkers about changing that. If your union is an organizing model, get involved!
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