This week we examined the history and role of labor unions as a collective response to work. In the 21st century, unions are developing transnational/global strategies. Based on what you have learned, is it beneficial for labor movements to become global? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a global labor movement? How beneficial are these projects? Will they help workers worldwide in low-wage service sectors?
For information on one international labor movement, “UNI Global Union,” go to the following website: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/.
Check out a group called “United For a Fair Economy” and read about its ongoing projects to counteract economic inequalities at: http://www.faireconomy.org/issues.
You may also want to check out the “Center for Economic and Social Justice” website: http://www.cesj.org/thirdway/economicjustice-defined.htm for more information on economic and social justice.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
- 3-4 pages in length, not including cover and reference pages.
- Formatted according to APA guidelines
- Cite a minimum of two academic, peer-reviewed, scholarly sources to support your responses in addition to your textbook. .
You are expected to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise, and organized fashion, using the required and recommended readings from the course for analytical support.