Source: John Lund and Don Taylor, Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35 no. 4, December 2010
“Why don’t more members attend union meetings?” It is a common complaint to union officers and labor educators alike, yet there is not likely a single reason for low meeting turnout nor any single silver bullet to cure it. In this article, we report the results of a membership survey administered to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2150, a large utility worker and outside construction local of 4,500 members spread over a two-state area.