Labor unions in the U.S. represent barely one of every fourteen employees in the private sector. This abysmal number is representative of a steady, decades-long, downward trend in union membership. But as industry has grown by focusing on global initiatives, unions too have turned to their international brethren to breathe life back into the U.S. labor movement. Our Practice Briefing examines how two unions – the UAW and SEIU – have leaned on European alliances for growth, and explains why international corporations with U.S. operations should pay attention.
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