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Adapt to Change
Are Unions Obsolete?
Organizing at a Crossroads
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An Ongoing Discussion
Welcome to Our Times's ongoing series
called "Talking About Organizing." The following commentaries
are part of an ongoing dialogue started in Our Times by
union researcher Bill Murnighan, in his article, called "Organizing
at a Crossroads," which was published in the May/June 2003
According to Murnighan, organizing in Canada today is both a good-news
and a bad-news story. "The good news is that workers in Canada
want to join unions, and they do so readily when given a chance," writes
Murnighan. "The bad news is that we're stuck. Our rate of
unionization is not growing and, because of changes underway in
the economy, we're on the edge of a possible steep decline. The
Canadian labour movement can't really go forward – or even
stay as strong as it is – without unions making some fundamental
changes in our approach and strategies."
first article in our series is entitled "Organizing at a
Crossroads". Follow along with the discussion by clicking
the links along the left side menu.
If you would like to add to this constructive conversation, send
your comments to: email@example.com.
"Talking About Organizing"
P.O. Box 182
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia