Help w/ Essay on Conflict Between Labor and Management Essay presenting the conflict between labor and management from the perspective of big business. What did most owners and business manager want? • My outline identifying the major points of contention between labor and industry. • A paragraph presenting the conflict from the perspective of labor. • A paragraph presenting the conflict from the perspective of business. HELP ME PLEASE, I REALLY NEED IT!! :-)

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I think that your essay would be strengthened by a hypothetical case or imaginary (or real) case study.  Invent a company and an example of each of your points.  This will reinforce your points and show your instructor that you really do know what you are talking about.

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It could be argued that those who labor for those that have can be traced to the ancient world. All you have to do is look at the history of humanity to realize that. The frame of reference of your question is from the point of management. In the United States, labor/management disputes simmered for years before they boiled over. There is no doubt that big business and the federal government were arm in arm during the latter part of the 19th century.

This is as simple as it gets... The U.S. industrial revolution was unique in that this country's industrial boom met face to face with an immigrant labor force that was unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Did big business in America take advantage????yes....was it right???...no.

In a free market society there are naturally opposing perspectives. Businesses want payroll limited while expecting the most productivity,while workers want to secure their wages, without feeling cheated. This is a contradiction in terms.

The agenda of most labor unions today centers around wages, health benefits, overtime pay, and vacation.

It is an age old argument where by battles have been won and lost on both sides. The irony is that both sides need eachother in a free market economy.

Just a sidebar...( If you can get it rent the film 'Norma Rae') it's a worth while hollywood film...not history...but offers a powerful insight regarding the controversy between labor and management.)

 

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