163 – The Future of Unions: Where Today’s Youngest Workers Stand on Unionized Workplaces

How do Millennials feel about joining unions in today’s employment landscape? What can unions do to attract more Millennial membership? What are the major jobs where Millennials may be more apt to join a union? Now that they are beginning to enter the workforce, how does the up-and-coming Gen Z group seem to relate to the idea of unionized employment?

Fred Coon, SC&C CEO, chats with Professional Keynote Speaker, Consultant/Coach, Steven Cates, to discuss this timely and relatable topic.

Podcast 163 - Union Workers

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About the Guest:

163 - Steven CatesSteven Cates serves as a faculty member for Purdue University Global. He is also a course lead, continually creating and revising graduate courses. He has worked professionally in a number of Fortune 100 organizations in human resources (HR) management at the local and corporate levels and has held HR management positions with Kroehler Manufacturing Company, Miller Brewing Company, Wilsonart International, and Equity Group. In addition, he was the director of HR management for Forsyth Technical Community College prior to becoming assistant professor and department chair for the School of Business at Averett University. Cates has authored over 100 publications in the field of HR management and marketing and served on dissertation committees.

Education: DBA, NOVA Southeastern University; MBA, Northern Illinois University; BS, University of North Carolina.

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