Labor Unions

Now, let's look at why unions exist, how they are structured, and how the collective bargaining process works.


  1. You've just gotten a job as an autoworker. Would you prefer to work in a unionized or nonunionized plant? Why? If you were hired as a high-level manager in the company, would you want your workers to be unionized? Why, or why not? What's your opinion on the future of organized labor? Will union membership grow or decline in the next decade? Why, or why not?
  2. What happens in a unionized company when negotiations between labor and management break down? Identify and describe the tactics that unions can use against management and those that management can use against unions.