WHAT IS THE SCOPE and nature of the union's responsibility to the public in the conduct of its internal affairs? To a large measure that responsibility is derivative. The union must conduct its internal affairs so as to meet its public responsibility in collective bargaining and in political or community activities. It is necessary, therefore, to make articulate what seem to be the sources of public responsibility in those areas, particularly as they relate to internal union affairs. Apart from this, unions have a more general responsibility which grows out of the fact that they are a large and significant social institution functioning within a democratic society.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Summers, Clyde W., "Growth of Social Consciousness in Internal Union Affairs" (1960). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 3895.