I recently enjoyed the post by Isrealfox87 concerning union organizing and don't really get enough labor talk so I figured I'd see if I could start a conversation myself. Organized labor is the key to a progressive society, and I don't think that is properly understood, even by the left. While the current model of organizing is failing, labor needs to change to survive and grow. Members-only unions are one place they could start but, the question is, what benefits could they offer members that would not be available to non-members?
I will throw one out there and then listen to what others come up with. I guess what we are looking for is that which can only be done by a group or can be done much better or cheaper by a group.
My members-only benefit would be health care negotiating on the exchanges. The members of a members-only union banding together to negotiate on the exchanges for a better deal would be a strong incentive for joining the union.
What members-only benefits can you guys think of?