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The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line by Nanette Fondas, Joan Blades

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Chapter 8. A MORE PERFECT UNION: The New Face of Labor and Custom Fits

Perhaps you are thinking about how to craft a custom fit for yourself. Maybe you're set on a compressed workweek, or thinking of how working virtually just one day a week might accomplish what you need. But what if you are part of the more than 10 percent of U.S. employees that also belong to a union? You are not immune to the pressures of limited time, too-full schedules, families, and other out-of-work commitments. You, too, are looking for a custom fit between your job and your life. The difference is that for you and other union members, negotiating for custom-fit policies and practices involves another layer of communication, and you are part of a group that will be represented ...

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