The first and most obvious factor is the increase in union membership. The word “Union” occurs only three times in the case for good jobs and only four times The Good Jobs Strategy, It’s an odd omission, but clearly a deliberate one. Ton makes vague noises urging bosses not to oppose union organizing, and at one point she urges corporations to “play their part” in making corporations more hospitable to labor. (Ugh, that’s their whole job.) The reality is that without unions, the Good Jobs strategy won’t rise much above the level of triviality.
Even the well-respected companies that tons write about are impossible without a union to maintain their commitment to acceptable working conditions and a living wage in the long run. That’s because visionary corporate presidents don’t live forever and their successors often have different ideas. Ton doesn’t mention it, but a good number of his companies are unionized. Mercadona, a Spanish supermarket chain, is one of the Settlement With the Union General de Trabajadores of Spain. costco last october Put signature on A national contract with the Teamsters. Quest Diagnostics workers out west have been recently Recognition With the United Food and Commercial Workers, as do some Trader Joe’s stores (though under Trader Joe’s management) very hostile for unions). Unions haven’t played much of a role in getting these well-paying companies to adopt the Tons of Good Jobs strategy, but they will play an essential role in maintaining it.
the obvious problem is only 6 percent Private sector workers are unionised. There are many reasons for the decline in labor around the world, but there has been one particular stumbling block in the United States. taft-hartley act, passed in 1947 over the veto of President Harry Truman. The legislation, conceived in response to a series of wildcat strikes following the end of World War II, created a number of legal barriers to union organizing, many of which would be overturned if passed by Congress. protect the right to organize The bill is sponsored by Representatives Bobby Scott of Virginia, a Democrat, and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, a Republican. The bill has no chance of clearing the current House. But with public opinion about labor unions on the riseI expect it to become law sometime in the next decade.