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    Default Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    Let's hope!

    High-profile legislative action and subsequent court rulings on Wisconsin's controversial Act 10 have left public labor unions weaker than before. While it might have labor advocates down, one researcher said some private sector union numbers are up and he predicts a union comeback is on the horizon
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    Eidlin said itís hard to tell whatís causing the growth in private-sector unions, but he said it might be a result of an overall decline in private-sector employment. As the number of employed workers decreases, the remaining percentage of unionized workers goes up.

    While Eidlin said unions are in somewhat of a holding pattern right now, he predicts an increasing wage gap will bring forth a union comeback.
    Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions | Wisconsin Public Radio

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    For the Teamsters I think not, not as long as jr is running it like he's the ceo. At this point I think it'll take a workers revolution and that wont happen in our lifetime.

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    I have hope. The more disgusted people get, the better chance there is. As far as the Teamsters, well maybe if FedEx unionizes, it will change the playing field. But I do agree Jr. needs to be gone.

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    there are smaller, local organizing victories frequently. as long as more work isnt paid for, benefits are cut, and retirement gets more unrealistic.i think something has to happen. although, i am thinking more along the lines of government intervention at this point, since the average dumbass american wont stand up against their company to save themselves.

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    I kind of wonder at the increase in unionized jobs like I do the increase in jobs overall. Are they good ones? That is, a lot of the new jobs are part time, with little or no benefits. What if the increase in union jobs is the same, with weak, concessionary contracts and leaders - not unlike JPH in my opinion - who are in bed with the companies they've organized? I'm curious to know the quality of these organized jobs as well as the quantity. Not that I'm not glad to see an increase, mind you.

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    who cares, its not 1970. a foot in the door is STILL a foot in the door. you have to hoodwink the company into a contract at this point in history anyway, if its their first one. a weak starting contract is the foundation to something better.

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by buffalobill View Post
    who cares, its not 1970. a foot in the door is STILL a foot in the door. you have to hoodwink the company into a contract at this point in history anyway, if its their first one. a weak starting contract is the foundation to something better.
    I think I have to agree with you. There are very little quality jobs of any kind left anymore. Something with a union is better than something without a union IMO. It is a place to start and the members can always negotiate for a better contract.

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    case i point us foods arizona. 1st contract, while not great, has some stuff i wish ours had! they have a pension, we dont!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalobill View Post
    case i point us foods arizona. 1st contract, while not great, has some stuff i wish ours had! they have a pension, we dont!
    That is interesting. When husband worked for US Foods in ABQ, he had a pension and they are not union. Maybe it has changed because he left several years ago.

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    Default Re: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions

    us foods uses the co. pension as a way to keep shops from going union, i think.

 

 
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