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  • Perceived union support buoys 'meaningfulness of work' measures

    Photo of U. of I. labor professor M. Teresa Cardador.

    When employees think of their labor union as supportive and caring, says new research co-written by U. of I. labor professor M. Teresa Cardador, they are more likely to rate their union as fulfilling their psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness – all of which are related to enhanced work meaningfulness.

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  • Editor’s notes:  To contact M. Teresa Cardador, call 217-244-1398; email

    The paper “The positive impact of perceived union support on union member work meaningfulness: Examining mechanisms and boundary conditions” is available online.