Unions organization is increasingly of interest in the media today, particularly in the case of union organization efforts in New York state. In light of this trend, the ways informal organizations such as union membership impact formal organizations and businesses overall are explored through the lens of micro, macro, and macro levels of organizational behavior. In particular, the role of journalists as employees is considered in the context of large, established media organizations and in start-up new media organizations. A comparison of these two sectors provides context in developing managerial recommendations for leaders to consider when working with unionized labor or when confronted with a union organization effort at their workplace. The main thesis of this paper is that unions members in white collar businesses act as informal groups within organizations and union membership leads to: 1) more effective, efficient employees, 2) greater workplace satisfaction, and 3) consequently, potentially more effective organizations in terms of efficiencies.
Badurek, Christopher A. and Rozelle, Arien
"Management Recommendations for Working with Journalism and New Media Unions,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2022, Article 6.
Available at: https://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2022/iss1/6