This paper explores the foundations of solidarity in the workplace and the challenges to building solidarity in the modern day workplace. The author identifies eight workplace trends that are increasing individual isolation and destroying workplace-based social networks. After comparing two models of social networks, the author suggests specific steps workers and unions can take to protect solidarity at work.
Richardson, Charley, "Working Alone: Protecting and Building Solidarity in the Workplace of the Future" (2010). Labor Resource Center Publications. 4.
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