Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "The Union Question"

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Opinion "The Union Question"

Description

This opinion article appearing in the University of Richmond Collegian elaborates on the pros and cons of joining a union in light of the recent petition by Food Service employees to unionize. For instance, the author cites an increased cost of food services and the need to accommodate for higher salaries as potential negative impacts of a Food Service union. The author also worries that the idea of unionization would spread to other areas of the school, causing a further increase in fees. The University might also find it more difficult to fire unproductive workers, decreasing efficiency. However, the author affirms that the guarantee of “good faith” in the negotiations of many issues would overall improve the worker’s position at the bargaining table. In general, the author asserts that, "the employees at the University live outside [the student's] sheltered world."

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J.S. "The union question". The University of Richmond Collegian 69, no. 11, (December 2, 1982): 6. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19821202.2.24&srpos=36&e=------198-en-20--21--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1982-12-02

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English

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Collegian69.11.6-19821202.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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J.S., “Opinion "The Union Question",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3387.