- CUNY Academic Works
... behalf of union officials and some members, rather than the larger public, or even all union
The reality was far murkier. At the same time the nation entered an era of so-called “Big
Labor,” large corporations grew larger through mergers and acquisitions, and the federal
government’s bureau ...
Labor Unions, Corporations and Right-to
... by unhealthy working conditions, unfair employment practices and low wages. In response the labor
class began to mobilize. Prior to the expansion of the Industrial Revolution small trade unions (i.e.
carpenters) had formed in some cities across the country but a nationwide labor movement did not
... work by bargaining with representatives of the employees,
usually a labor union.
Purpose either a discussion of the terms and conditions of
employment or a consideration of the collective relations
between both sides.
The merits of collective bargaining have been argued by
both opponents and propone ...
Steelworkers press organizing and coordinated bargaining
... XI, as well as for persons organized in units that subsequently fail to vote for union representation . The new
article provides that associate members shall not be eligible to run or vote for international or local office but may
participate in organizations of associates to the extent and
under ru ...
Center for Union Facts
The Center for Union Facts (CUF) is an American interest group that is critical of labor unions. It is one of several advocacy and public relations groups founded by Richard Berman, whose Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm, Berman and Company, specializes in research, communications and advertising.CUF has commissioned studies about workers and unionization and has been a key supporter of various pieces of legislation, such as the Employee Free Choice Act and the Employee Rights Act. It has placed advertisements around the US that have been critical of unions. Its representatives have appeared on major broadcast and cable channels to discuss labor issues, and have written commentaries in leading newspapers and on news and opinion websites. In recent years, CUF has made a major point of the decline in union membership and the waning enthusiasm of union members for organized representation. CUF has been especially critical of teachers' unions, which in response have mounted campaigns to counter CUF's messaging.