The Decline of Unions

Required Resources
 
Text
 
Seaquist, G. (2015). Employee and labor relations: A practical guide. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education.
 
· Chapter 9: The 21st Century and the Changing Face of Unions
 
Instruction
 
Weekly Lecture
 
Recommended Resources
 
Article
 
Jamieson, D. (2014, December 18).What a fired Qdoba worker tells us about the fast food strikes (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/what-a-fired-qdoba-worker_n_6342390.html
 
Websites
 
IndustriALL Global Union (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.industriall-union.org)
 
International Trade Union Confederation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.ituc-csi.org)
 
International Trade Union Confederation. (2013). The ITUC Global Rights Index (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://survey.ituc-csi.org/ITUC-Global-Rights-Index.html
 
International Trade Union Confederation. (2013). ITUC Survey of violations of trade union rights (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://survey.ituc-csi.org/?lang=en
 
National Labor Relations Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.nlrb.gov)
 
National Labor Relations Board (n.d.). National Labor Relations Act (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.nlrb.gov/resources/national-labor-relations-act
 
UNI Global Union (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.uniglobalunion.org/)
 
Week 5 – Discussion 1
 
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.  
 
The Decline of Unions
 
The decline of union membership in the United States raises questions about whether unions will continue to exist in their present configurations. What do you think are the major problems with unions that are costing them membership? Do you think that unions will survive, or do you think they will have to change? What do you imagine unions will look like in the future? Why?
 
Present your views in approximately 250 words in your initial discussion post.  Respond to at least two of your peers’ posts.  Utilize the course text, weekly lecture, and at least one other scholarly source. Remember to properly cite your sources.

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