Representing Worker Interests: Past, Present, and Future

TitleRepresenting Worker Interests: Past, Present, and Future
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBerg, Peter
JournalSocial Service Review
Pagination393 - 406
Date Published2015///
Keywordsbenefits, employee voice, labor organization, labor standardss, stagnant wages, unionization, wages, workers’ groups

Although productivity and employment are rising in the United States, many US workers continue to suffer from stagnant wages and poor benefits. This essay reviews three books about the state of labor organization, both through formal unions and informal workers’ groups, in the United States and globally. It concludes with some suggestions of ways to increase employee voice and raise labor standards.