Union membership isn’t what it used to be years ago when our nation was a far different place than it is today.
In recent decades, union membership has fallen, although in Massachusetts, union membership remains higher than in most other parts of the nation.
The settling of the Stop and Shop strike, which lasted two weeks, is the surest sign that union membership still means something when push comes to shove and everyone in the union is willing to sacrifice their pay to get what they want and need out of a contract.
The past two weeks has been a public relations and business disaster for Stop and Shop.
When the strike was settled over the weekend following lengthy deliberations, it was a victory for both sides.