Donnalee Rowe

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Francis Gregory


The labor union has reached a crisis today. In the last two decades labor costs have risen to a point from which they can rise little higher. Yet the number and complexity of labor problems has increased with automation and the consequent unemployment. To find an answer, the union has turned to the philosophy of business unionism. In the long this will only serve to increase the restrictions places on unions and will ultimately destroy their sense of social responsibility. The rank and file member, a reflection of the society in which he lives, has the immediate responsibility to save union democracy which can rise only as high as the democratic reel of the individual members. Thus, in the final outcome, the American public has the responsibility for the protection of their unions.

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