Both Verizon's management and the unions are responding to immediate issues and changes, but they are both acting myopically. Both sides could have pursued a stronger strategy to get a piece of what they want.
By Richard Rumelt, contributor
FORTUNE -- There are very few surprised faces from either side of the Verizon picket lines. When a labor contract signed in buoyant times expires in a bleaker era – as is the MOREAug 16, 2011 10:39 AM ET
The Wisconsin governor may have never expected such support of collective bargaining when he proposed removing it for public employees. Jim Schmitz, director of organizing for AFSCME, discusses what this means for the future of labor.
By David Whitford, editor-at-large
Until recently, a lot of people in America probably thought that labor unions were basically extinct. Then last month, Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker introduced legislation in his state that would drastically MOREMar 7, 2011 11:11 AM ET
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