Discuss whether unions are still relevant and necessary in today’s work environment.

Use class resources and references to support your comments to demonstrate your understanding of the reading and your research.  Your responses should explain in detail your understanding of the concept and use a minimum of two references for each question.

#1

Discuss whether unions are still relevant and necessary in today’s work environment. What other means might be used to ensure the ‘‘employee voice’’ in the workplace? Remember to cite your references. Use at least one reference from class materials.

#2

Discuss a major event in labor history that has had “carryover” to the modern practice of HR? [As an example, the Knights of Labor (KOL) promoted many ideas that were radical at the time..but common practice today!]

RESOURCES

https://open.lib.umn.edu/humanresourcemanagement/chapter/12-1-the-nature-of-unions/ ; 12.1 The Nature of Unions

https://www.history.com/topics/19th-century/labor; Labor movement