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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Five Ways Unions Are Trying To Get Their Mojo Back

    Well, this isn't about Teamsters but it does show good examples of what I think needs to be done to put unions back in a good light. Local 492, if your reading this, please do something! I mean, what do you guys do to give back or even attract attention in anyway at all in ABQ?

    “Many of our unions were created over 100 years ago when the economic and demographic landscape was very different,” he observed, “We can’t just defend our historic industrial and geographic bases when global forces far outside our power to control are eroding, if not destroying, those bases. Unions and our progressive allies need to collectively redirect our energy to focus on where jobs will be in the future and which workers can successfully organize and gain representation in the new global economy.”

    While the movement faces an uphill battle, across the country, workers are trying to find ways to change the climate. Many American workers who are simply not able to join a union have been finding ways to work together to fight for better wages and jobs outside of the collective bargaining model. At the same time, traditional unions are aiming to boost membership, change public perceptions, and improve conditions for their members and other workers through new and creative methods.

    ThinkProgress spoke with labor activists around the country about what has been working for them. Here are five tactics:
    Five Ways Unions Are Trying To Get Their Mojo Back | ThinkProgress

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    Obscurity has no heroes.

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    Default Re: Five Ways Unions Are Trying To Get Their Mojo Back

    Good article. I like the use of technology and the idea of the shop mobs...

 

 

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