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soman2006 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted August 18, 2010 at 8:57 AM via web

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What are some of the future trends in labor relations?

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farouk23 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted October 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM (Answer #1)

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Labour relations refer to the management of the relationship between Unionized or organized labour and business leaders. It primarily deals with worker rights, benefits and compensation and the proper or efficient management of those rights.

Some of the future trends that may significantly effect labour relations are:

  1. An aging workforce
  2. Increase in virtual and other non-traditional work environments
  3. Increased automation reducing the need for human workers
  4. Increased outsourcing and growth of foreign markets

The changing legal landscape may also have a big impact on labour relations as more states adopt anti-union laws and regulations.

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