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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  3   Issue 8  2014  
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Article Abstract
From Leadership to Playing Catch-up
Keywords:  Leadership, unions, global economy, job security
William Roth
Unions have traditionally led the way toward an improved quality of working life. Historically they have played a major role in securing the forty-hour workweek, the introduction of child labor laws, passage of the minimum wage act, protection from injury, protection from harassment, and the expansion of fringe benefits such as health care, vacations, sick leave and pensions. But in modern times and in terms of workplace advancements necessary for the U.S. to maintain its leadership role in the global economy unions have too frequently lagged behind management, sometime even attempting to thwart the necessary innovations.
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