Unions and the strange situation at Guam’s university

BY RONALD L. MCNINCH

In the United States, organized labor is regulated and authorized as a matter of federal law for the private sector. This “normalization” of unions took time and by the 1930s, most of the federal laws on labor were set. Labor unions served a critical role in social change in the United States at a critical point in history. In the last 50 or so years, union membership has steadily declined in the United States from about 33% of workers, to about 20% in 1983 to less than 13% in 2015.  In context, it . . .

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