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U.S. Bargaining and Organizing Rights Trail Every Other Democracy

U.S. Bargaining and Organizing Rights Trail Every Other Democracy 1061714 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061714New Labor Forum XX(X)Cohen research-article2021 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 8 –10 U.S. Bargaining and Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Organizing Rights Trail sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061714 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061714 Every Other Democracy journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Larry Cohen Keywords capitalism, collective bargaining, global unions, labor, trade unions, unorganized workers Collective bargaining contracts in the private (former Chrysler now merged with several sector, the engine of our economy, currently European firms), and relatively large-scale bar- protect a mere 7 percent of U.S. workers. Five gaining at Verizon and AT&T are a few of the decades ago, when nearly 35 percent of private only remaining examples of large-scale bar- sector workers belonged to a union, their collec- gaining in the U.S. private sector at the enter- tive bargaining increased the standard of living prise level. Yet even those examples fall short, of all workers, whether or not they were covered as more work in each case is contracted out, and by a union contract. Public sector coverage is as new entrants in each industry undermine bar- now much higher than private sector coverage, gaining power for the union groups. currently http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

U.S. Bargaining and Organizing Rights Trail Every Other Democracy

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 2022

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1061714 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061714New Labor Forum XX(X)Cohen research-article2021 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 8 –10 U.S. Bargaining and Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Organizing Rights Trail sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061714 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061714 Every Other Democracy journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Larry Cohen Keywords capitalism, collective bargaining, global unions, labor, trade unions, unorganized workers Collective bargaining contracts in the private (former Chrysler now merged with several sector, the engine of our economy, currently European firms), and relatively large-scale bar- protect a mere 7 percent of U.S. workers. Five gaining at Verizon and AT&T are a few of the decades ago, when nearly 35 percent of private only remaining examples of large-scale bar- sector workers belonged to a union, their collec- gaining in the U.S. private sector at the enter- tive bargaining increased the standard of living prise level. Yet even those examples fall short, of all workers, whether or not they were covered as more work in each case is contracted out, and by a union contract. Public sector coverage is as new entrants in each industry undermine bar- now much higher than private sector coverage, gaining power for the union groups. currently

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Published: Jan 1, 2022

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