They are wrong. Unions matter today more than ever. If we want to rebuild the American middle class, we need strong unions. It’s no coincidence that the decline of the middle class began with Author: Edward M. Smith. May 01, 1998 · Why Unions Matter (Why X Matters Series) by. Michael D. Yates. 3.77 · Rating details · 137 ratings · 10 reviews "A comprehensive, readable introduction to the history, structure, functioning, and yes, the problems of U.S. unions. For labor and political activists just coming on the scene or veterans looking for that missing overview, this is 3.8/5.
Oct 09, 2014 · Labor unions are a feminist issue: It doesn't get more feminist than battling the gender and race wage gaps, advocating for paid parental leave, and empowering lower-income workers. Check out this cartoon by Barry Deutsch, which perfectly demonstrates how arguments against labor unions don't stand a chance in feminist discourse.Author: Barry Deutsch. In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best, they provide a way for workers to make society both more democratic and egalitarian.
What is a union and why does it matter? Know Your Rights. Associate / Community Members. Become a Member. What benefits do I get? Districts. District 1 United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 includes the state of Ohio. District 2 United Steelworkers (USW) District 2 . The first edition of Why Unions Matter was published in 1998. In it I argued that unions mattered because they were the one institution that had dramatically improved the lives of the majority of the people and had the potential to radically transform both the economic and political landscape, making both more democratic and egalitarian.Author: Michael D. Yates.