Inclusion of Non-Standard Employees in Union Organizing

Policy or Initiative Description

Few traditional unions serve the needs of atypical workers. Union leaders need to adapt their models to include the growing number of self-employed and non-standard workers. To do this, they could consider partnering with and potentially funding co-working spaces and other organizations that house and represent such workers.


Community Union, a UK trade union, partnered with the co-working space IndyCube to boost its self-employed member numbers.


Dellot, Benedict, Rich Mason, and Fabian Wallace-Stephens. “The Four Futures of Work.” Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce Action and Research Centre. March 2019.



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