Perceived union support buoys ‘meaningfulness of work’ measures

When employees think of their labor union as supportive and caring, says new research co-written by U. of I. labor professor M. Teresa Cardador, they are more likely to rate their union as fulfilling their psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness – all of which are related to enhanced work meaningfulness. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

MAY 13, 2019 9:00 AM
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Perceived union support buoys 'meaningfulness of work' measures
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Perceived union support buoys 'meaningfulness of work' measures
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While it has long been thought that the “union premium” extends to a labor union’s ability to provide higher wages, better benefits and increased job security to workers, new research from a University of Illinois expert