Unions and Industrial Relations

  • Issues
    April 10, 2013 - 2:22pm

    One of the central issues in America today is the role of unions in the economy and in our society. One line of thinking is that unions were important in the old “mass production” economy—as protection against autocratic factory supervision and an inhuman work pace—but are not in the new. The Keystone Research Center (KRC) has argued (in, for example, “New Unions for a New Economy,” published in 1998) that the view of unions as an anachronism stems from people confusing the idea of unions generally with the particular form unions took in U.S.

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