Um, yes.

Richard Littlemore asks “Do unions have a future?” in The Globe and Mail (Marc 27, 2013). His article traces shifts in the face of organized labour in Canada, from industrial to public sector, and speculates that labour will need to focus on the service industry in the future. He also mentions some innovative, less traditional sorts of unions. The tone is upbeat, and I tend to feel that way myself. Bottom line: people are mobilized when they are treated badly. I predict an upsurge in union activism.

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