Monday, June 16, 2008

Union Mergers

We've blogged quite a bit about mergers among companies. Here's the other side of the management-worker divide - a merger between Unite, the UK's biggest trade union, and USW, which represents over 1 million workers in the United States. The parties plan to establish the first global labor organization:
Officials at both unions view the proposals as the first step towards creating a global union that will ultimately house labour movements from the world's rising economic powers in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

1 comment:

  1. First? What about the wobblies? According to wikipedia, the IWW is still fighting the good fight with "900 members in good standing" (sic).