Unions can play a significant role in advocating for workers through collective bargaining agreements.
Yet with a focus on collective action rather than individual action and potentially fragile relationships with employers based on years of negotiating, targets can't always look to their unions for support. What's more: abusers may also be members of the same union, and there are varying degrees of effectiveness across unions — factors that often leave targets with as much faith in their unions as HR.
Ultimately, employers can move their businesses outside the U.S., leaving unions with less leverage than targets hope for.
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