A Survey and Analysis of Servicemen's Unions.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Active servicemens unions have been established in a number of West European countries. The purpose of this individual research effort is to assemble data, identify the literature and determine conditions and trends relevant to the military union movement, and to provide a foundation upon which to build when the inevitable question of military unionization in the US is seriously addressed. The American labor movement has succeeded in organizing private industry and federal, state and local government employees in spite of active resistance and strong misgivings by management. The major remaining candidate is the armed forces. Like their erstwhile counterparts in industry and government, traditional thinking military leaders tend to take a strongly negative view of servicemens unions. This paper reviews opinions held by military management, union management and union members or potential members. It then identifies and evaluates the major advantages and disadvantages of a US servicemens union. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations