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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Union strength lies within the membership

An anti-union ruling by the US Supreme Court on the status of home care workers has led to much reflection on the future of public service unions. Former SEIU organiser Jane McAlevey argues that US unions must ‘rebuild from the inside out’, drawing on the massively untapped resource of the union membership base and fostering a ‘high participation’ model in bargaining and organising work: