Company Unions

Company Unions

 

organizations created by employers to exert pressure on the working people and struggle against the trade unions; company unions usually include the production and office workers of one firm or company. They are most widespread in the USA and Canada. The Rockefellers created one of the first company unions in the USA in 1915. By 1929 their number had grown to 900, with a total membership of 1.4 million. The resolute opposition of workers, headed by progressive trade union leaders, to company unions has led to a notable restricting of their activity.

REFERENCE

Lens, S. Krizis amerikanskikh profsoiuzov. Moscow, 1961. (Translated from English.)
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