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White Collar Employees & Unions

There are some rather formidable grounds for pessimism about unionization in the years ahead. One reason involves the composition of union membership.

Consider the composition of union membership and respond to the following:

• Why has the white-collar world been relatively unreceptive unionization while the blue-collar world has been more receptive?

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The white-collar world has been relatively unreceptive to unionization while the blue-collar world has been more receptive in part due to the differences in perspectives of their social status. White-collar workers "view themselves as having higher status than blue-collar workers" (Lipset & Katchanovski, 2001). This feeling of being above those who organize in unions is ...

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This solution discusses why the white-collar world has been relatively unreceptive to unionization while the blue-collar world has been more receptive. Includes APA formatted reference.

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