Answer the questions using the book Labor Relations.
Discussion Question 1
Chapter 1 and 2
Are Unions still relevant? More specifically, do they help or hinder the American worker and our American economy? Try to give any examples you may find
Discussion Questions 2
Chapter 3 and 4
Should we have ONE BIG UNION? Would one union benefit workers in all industries?
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I do think there is still an important role to be played by unions in the American economy. A prime recent example is the problem of labor conditions for workers at Amazon fulfilment warehouses. An in-depth piece on the topic is the Salon article by Simon Head, titled “Worse than Walmart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers”. As Head points out, “like Walmart itself, Amazon combines state-of-the-art [retail] with human resource practices reminiscent of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries…[to] keep pushing up employee productivity while keeping hourly wages at...