ERIC Number: ED294999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
The Changing Situation of Workers and Their Unions. A Report by the AFL-CIO Committee on the Evolution of Work.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
This report reviews the changing role of labor unions in the United States today and proposes actions to increase union membership and strength in the future. The report is organized in 10 sections. The first section describes changes in the work force, especially during the 1960s and 1970s. It is followed by sections describing (1) the failure of labor law; (2) the desires and perceptions of workers; and (3) the seeds of a resurgence. A list of recommendations ends the first half of the report. The five sections of the second half propose practical activities for advancing the interests of workers, increasing members' participation in their union, improving the labor movement's communications, improving organizing activity, and making structural changes to enhance the labor movement's overall effectiveness. An appendix contains merger guidelines. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.