Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

Today in Labor History

Apr. 16, 1947
Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires.

- Union Communication Services

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
  Member Resources  
     
UnionActive Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Apr. 23 (16:43)

NAPSO names new Civil Rights & Equity Representative
NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
The Wall for our fallen Brothers and Sisters
IUEC Local 10
Membership Meeting Announcement 2019
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
NC Special Elections
Charlotte Area Local APWU
TWU AIR DIVISION PODCAST LAUNCHED
TWU Local 513
May Aerial Lift Classes
IATSE Local 478
 
     
Unions Need to Think Small to Get Big
Updated On: Feb 11, 2019
Feb. 11, 2019 | OPINION | Organized labor can reverse its decline by focusing on smaller workplaces – and using digital tools to organize. New research shows that most workers are unionized in smaller workplaces. Of the nearly 700,000 private-sector employees who joined a union in the past decade, almost two-thirds were unionized in shops with fewer than 250 workers. Labor groups are more likely to win elections for union representation in small workplaces. In a study released this week by the Century Foundation, we analyzed microdata on every union election in the country from April 2007 to December 2018, more than 22,000 in total. We found that bargaining units of 24 or fewer employees were nearly 12 percent more likely to win a union than larger groups. Units with nine workers or under, for example, won 70 percent of their elections, compared with a win rate of 57 percent for units of 100 and 249 employees. What’s more, the fewer employees in a workplace, the more likely they were to win elections by wider margins, underscoring that workers at smaller units are more consistent and cohesive in their support of unions. … The Atlantic
 
 
Teamsters local 570
Copyright © 2019, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

804330 hits since May 20, 2010
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image