1. union membership as a percentage of employment has steadily decreased since the 1950s. What do you think are some of the important factors in this decline? What do you think the trends will be in the next 20 years?
2. After watching the Week 8 video on the NYC transit strike, answer the following question. How does the New York transit strike demonstrate the changing status of unions?
3. Union proponents feel that employees in right-to-work states who choose not to join the union are “freeloaders” in that they don’t pay dues but they do get all negotiated benefits under the union contract. What is your position on this situation? Explain