Union membership has fallen dramatically in recent decades, but the labor movement is far from dead.
The biggest change: In 2005, the breakaway "Change to Win" movement seized control over one-third of the powerful AFL-CIO's unions. Change to Win lured the unions away by promising to shift the focus from political activism to organizing as many U.S. employers as possible.
Is your business next?
Some workplace conditions can make you a ripe target, such as employees' job insecurity, lack of career opportunity, poor communication, noncompetitive compensation/benefits, perceived workplace favoritism, poorly trained supervisors or lack of standards and policies.
Employers concerned about unions should take steps to take the sting out of the organizer's sales pitch. How? Find the root of employees' discontent by examining the causes of past complaints, comparing your pay and benefits to competitors and providing an outlet f...(register to read more)
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