In this posting, we look at a chosen industry's receptivity to unionization. In so doing, the factors that led to the determination as such are also reviewed, and a labor market analysis performed so as to support any conclusions.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 3:21 am ad1c9bdddf
Market Forces and Unionization (Retail Food Industry)
The United States private sector Unionism is in decline compared to the year 1953. Unions will however remain a significant force wherever government employment is in existence, big city commercial construction, air and rail transportation, and certain shrinking mining and manufacturing industries. Other than the unionism pockets, workplace-based representation of the working people's interest will become a distinctly marginal phenomenon in our society ('Food & Staples Retail Industry Profile: Global' 2011).
Falling fortunes of an organized labor union or movement do not stand alone while establishing a case for a reform of an already existing arrangement. However, unions, collective bargaining, strikes, and the like are a way that employees have a say in terms of their working conditions which should be a public concern cause. Within the retail food industry, for over most of 1990s, United States experiences cases of low unemployment and at the same time increased productivity. According to economic theory, under these circumstances, wages should also increase. However, over this period the workers wages still remained constant. This may be as a result of the ...
In this posting, we look at a chosen industry's receptivity to unionization. In so doing, the factors that led to the determination as such are also reviewed, and a labor market analysis performed so as to support any conclusions.