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Union Merger Project

As result of the challenges that unions face today, unions are exploring and implementing mergers (internal and external) to increase and maximize resources, speak with a more unified and powerful voice, and move toward a more efficient model in which larger unions could represent workers possibly more effectively. These activities could also become a catalyst for internal restructuring activities of unions.

Cornell University's Union Merger Project is a resource for unions to use to learn about the benefits, risks and costs of union mergers as a potential tool for growth. Case studies, research activities, and technical assistance are available to help analyze the appropriateness of a potential merger.