I've lived in Utah my whole life so my exposure to unions is skewed - although I was once a member of UPEA, a kind of toothless imitation of a union.

Posted By: pangloss
Date: Sunday 9 June 2019, at 05:23 pm
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The history of self destructive acts by unions and management make progress tough in many industries. I don't know how that is fixed, other than dealing with it head-on.

One of my professors at the U said something like "companies get the unions they deserve" When the relationship between labor and management is adversarial unions are necessary to level the field.

I've always been fascinated by the industrial democracy or collaborative management systems in Germany. Organized labor has a seat at the table and is an active participant in plant operations and the company's governance. It isn't widely practiced in the US and the history of conflicts and bad faith make it unlikely.

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