Why Don’t More Members Attend Union Meetings?

Source: John Lund and Don Taylor, Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35 no. 4, December 2010
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“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.

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