The Decline of Labor Unions
Since the 1980s, union membership has experienced a downward trend in enrollment. Based upon what you learned this week, what are some of the variables that contribute to this downward trend? What recommendations would you make to a union to correct this trend? What are the disadvantages and advantages to becoming a union shop? What are the successful unions doing to grow and maintain union enrollments?
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
- 3-4 pages in length, not including cover and reference pages.
- Format according to the APA Writing Style
- Cite a minimum of two academic peer-reviewed scholarly sources to support your responses in addition to course material and reading resources.
- Use headings to organize your paper.
You are expected to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise, and organized fashion, using the required and recommended readings from the course for analytical support.
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- OpenStax College. (2014). Principles of microeconomics. In Introduction to Sociology (Chapter 15.1), Houston: Rice University.
- Chaison, G. (2006). Union revival. In Unions in America(pp. 160-171). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781452225715.n6
- Domhoff, G.W. (2013). The rise and fall of labor unions in the U.S. Retrieved from http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/history_of_labor_unions.html
- Malinowski, B., M.P.H., Minkler, M., DrP.H., & Stock, L., M.P.H. (2015). Labor unions: A public health institution. American Journal of Public Health, 105(2), 261-271.
- Milkmana, R. & Luceb, S. (2017). Labor unions and the great recession. Journal of the Social Sciences, 3(3), 145–165. Retrieved from http://www.rsfjournal.org/doi/full/10.7758/RSF.2017.3.3.07