From the TUC

US union video: dignity and respect at work or CEO mega-bonuses?

17 Apr 2012, By

Here’s a great video from the US Transport Workers Union, part of their campaign against worse terms and conditions at American Airlines and American Eagle, whose parent company has filed for bankruptcy. It contrasts the commitment that workers give to their job with the rewards they – and management – receive, emphasising a dignity of labour/respect at work agenda. TUC surveys over the years find that – although we all grumble about our jobs and our employers – most workers are proud of the work they do, and want their employer to demonstrate the same about them. So, does this video work? Is it the sort of thing that UK unions should be doing?