Organized Labor


Explain why workers organize into labor unions and utilize collective bargaining

Discussion Overview

This discussion forum examines the functions and organization of labor unions.


Your participation in the discussion forum, including the following:

  • Responses to the initial questions
  • Responses to at least two other students’ posts

Step 1 Post a response to the following on the discussion board.

Think about the organized labor unions that are around today. Think about who is in them, why they were originally created, and what role they play in business today. Post your response to the following on the discussion board. If appropriate, include personal experience in your response.

  • Do you think organized labor has seen its day? In other words, organized labor was created for very real and important reasons and has served the American worker well in many different areas. Are these issues still valid today? Which ones? Why or why not?