A busted union leaves workers floundering

No one can say with certainty how this will all shake out.  The only certainty is that unions have to start devising new and more effective strategies to promote unity in their organizations.  Local 100’s executive committee already has begun a series of planning meetings.  The threat must be met head on, President John Samuelsen said. Which brings me back to my friend’s former company.  A union once represented its workers. But the company, decades ago, used a loopholes in bankruptcy laws to its advantage. It refused to negotiate and sign a contract, and refused to collect union dues. 

Deprived a steady stream of income and unable to deliver benefits, the union withered and died, leaving workers to flounder alone by themselves day after day, year after year.