Unions Are Democratically Organized, Corporations Are Not

“Unions and corporations are fundamentally different organizations and operate in distinct ways. Labor unions, whose express purpose is to provide more favorable workplace conditions for their members, are generally governed by the democratic ideal of free and fair elections for leadership. In contrast, public corporations, whose primary purpose is to maximize profits for shareholders, deviate from democratic norms in their leadership elections.”

By David Madland, Malkie Wall, Danielle Root, and Sam Berger

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