Australian Left Review

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The Unions: What of the Future?


Gerry Phelan


It is commonly asserted especially in times of economic crisis, that unions are too powerful. It is the kind of statement which, on the face of it, is not discriminating, but when you get down to it, is directed at those unions or those sections of union membership which are actually doing something. So it is not all unions that are too powerful — only the active ones.