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In the U.S., at least, company unions are an important issue. Although federal law outlaws company unions, the issue has arisen recently in light of a number of developments: An AFL-CIO push for labor-management cooperation; a push by legal expert Charles Morris and a number of unions for member-only minority unions; and the role employers play in card-check union recognition under American law. The National Labor Relations Board has recently suggested (in the Kentucky River cases) that employer cooperation with unions in signing neutrality and/or card-check agreements illegally taints the union and turns it into a company union. I think the issue is much more important than "Mid". - Tim1965 22:57, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay, it's a real article now[edit]

I'm woefully aware that my attempt to give this article an international scope is sadly lacking. It's the best I could do in my spare time without hitting the library. Still, I think it's a decent opening salvo. — Scartol · Talk 08:38, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

New resource[edit]

Professor Jonathan Rees has just sent a new book to the publisher on this subject, with a considerable amount of new material. I have read the first few chapters, and i think this will be a significant contribution to the topic of company unions. Jonathan's web page is here:

I don't know the release date.

Richard Myers 09:08, 30 August 2007 (UTC)


This article is mistaken. It redirects from business unionism to here, and it calls company unionism the same as business unionism, but this is untrue. Business unionism and company unionism are not the same thing. Company unions are actually run by the companies themselves. Business unionism is an ideology that holds that emphasizes running unions in a businesslike manner and cooperating with businesses as the "practical" road forward for labor. Gompers, for example, was a business unionist but not a company unionist.

Thirdcamper, 2010

Agree completely with the observation that this is an inappropriate destination for the Business unionism redirect. However, the problem is not with this file, it is with that redirect file. I have temporarily assigned the link to Labor aristocracy, which discusses some aspects of business unionism. But that is also not a perfect redirect destination. If no one knows of a better destination, i think it would be appropriate to create a new page specifically for business unionism. Richard Myers (talk) 16:01, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

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