Stories by Morton Bahr

Unions Have a Role in Today's New Economy

Unions in the New Economy? The idea isn't as far-fetched as some would believe. White-collar workers already comprise the single largest group of union members (46.2%), and unions now represent 22% of all employed professionals. Who would have thought a year ago that doctors in the U.S. would see unionization as possibly being in the future for their profession? And not only did the 17,000 highly skilled Boeing Co. engineers in Seattle affiliate with an AFL-CIO union, but they also won raises and union security earlier this year after a 48-day strike that shocked everyone.

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