Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review


For Unions, the 2016 election changed everything. Instead of building upon the advances of the past eight years, Unions will be facing a Trump administration hostile to their interests. Under Obama, the NLRB took a broad view of worker's rights. This included a pragmatic view on the fissured workplace, a widening of the statutory definition of 'employee,' and 'employer,' and increased enforcement of NLRA rights for non-union members. But now under Trump, unions will face a conservative supreme court likely to rule against unions. Unions will also face a Republican Senate and Congress looking to pass anti-labor legislation. All hope is not lost though, as a pro-labor message continues to resonate with the American public. Unions most now be able to transform public popularity in the message to popularity in policy.