HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 19 no. 1 (2009)

Perceived Organizational Effectiveness of Labor Unions in the Banking, Hotel, and Manufacturing Industries

Divina M. Edralin

Discipline: Business Management



To determine the extent of influence of the organization's context and structure factors on the perceived effectiveness of labor unions in the banking, hotel, and manufacturing industries in the National Capital Region, 88 local unions consisting of 772 rank-and-file and supervisory union members from 82 firms were covered. It is evident from the results that the level of union effectiveness as perceived by the members is a function of two major organizational factors, namely, context and structure. Moreover, there are significant differences in the average level of effectiveness rating of unions per industry.