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American Unions in Comparative Perspective
Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: 10.1515/1540-8884.1504, May 2012
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American unions have been stronger and more politically active than a simple “exceptionalist” perspective would suggest. However, the combination of economic trends evident in other advanced democracies combined with an unsympathetic legal environment has made the decline of private sector unions in the US particularly severe. The growth of unions in the public sector compensates only partially for this decline and creates additional problems for the cause of organized labor in general.