When you think of unions and labor management, it’s easy to default to factories in the industrial age of unfair wages and poor work conditions for those employees. Are unions still relevant today or are they slowly disappearing?
Beverly recently had the opportunity to contribute to Authority Magazine to discuss the top trends in connection with the future of employment. One of those trends was the resurgence of unionism.
Arnold Shep Cohen joins Beverly to unpack some of the underlying pros and cons of joining a union. Arnold is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law in New York. He is also a partner at Oxfeld Cohen, P.C. where he is still practicing law.
“Where there is a union, there’s usually a better-operated facility than when there’s no union.” -Arnold Shep Cohen
Beverly and Arnold dive into several areas where labor-management is strained:
- Lack of trust between employers and employees
- How unions need to reinvent themselves
From this episode, you’ll be able to assess whether joining a union is the right move for you, and to make sure you’re aware of the obstacles, the benefits, and whether being part of a union is better than not for your particular industry.
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