Check out this article from the Summer 2007 issue of Contexts: “Global Corporations, Global Unions” by Stephen Lerner and use the following questions and activity to easily integrate it into your class.
1) What benefits do unions bring to workers and employers? Can you think of any drawbacks?
2) How does globalization represent both a threat and an opportunity for low-income workers?
3) What does “the race to the bottom” refer to? How does it affect economic stability and working conditions at local, national, and international levels?
Check out www.seiu.org. How does this union impact your
understanding of the potential benefits and challenges of global unionizing?