A DE FACTO UNION


Here’s my American Prospect piece on why some Wisconsin unions have concluded going forward without any legal recognition is better than pursuing the kind available in Walker’s Wisconsin:

WSEU—and any other union that turns down the certification process—is making a gamble. It’s giving up the chance to negotiate over wages, but also freeing up its members to spend their time organizing for respect from managers and politicians rather than running through annual elections. That choice should force workers and staff to wrestle with what a union is beyond the bargaining table.

Check it out.

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