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As the question regarding the continued legitimacy or need for labor unions did not specify a country, it will be assumedfor the purposes of responding that the focus is intended to be on the...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2013 4:31 am UTC

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The rationale behind this statement is that unions would only arise in response to unfair practices on the part of management. Unions tend to arise because workers feel that they are not being...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012 1:43 pm UTC

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If there are more employees in a union, the union is likely going to be more powerful. There's strength in numbers. That's the purpose of a union! The main point is that there is nothing an...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2013 9:07 pm UTC

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My own view on this issue is that it is equitable and fair so long as the workers have the choice of whether to join the union. It is very hard to say that a provision that a worker voluntarily...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2013 1:15 am UTC

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In collective bargaining, a win-win strategy is one in which one side comes to the negotiation with a plan for how to give the other side a way to feel like it has won while still getting something...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2012 8:22 am UTC

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There is much to be said on both sides of this issue. On the one hand, open shop agreements seem to be fundamentally fair. If a firm has a closed shop, workers are essentially being coerced into...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2012 10:12 pm UTC

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Labor Arbitration is generally split into two types: Interest and Grievance. Arbitration involves bringing in an objective third-party to help negotiate and settle union/management disputes....

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 4:26 pm UTC

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When labor disputes occur, arbitration and mediation are two potential options to resolve them. Arbitration has become the favored method of resolution since World War II. Essentially, under...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2012 10:31 am UTC

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In general, labor union organizers tend to try to entice employees to join unions by persuading them that it is in their best interests to do so. This is particularly true when a union is trying...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013 3:52 am UTC

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A strikebreaker is just someone who is hired to work in place of a worker who is out on strike. Strikebreakers are typically used by employers to keep their businesses running when their regular...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

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The point of labor unions is to represent workers in negotiations with management. Unions are most likely to arise in situations when workers feel that they need more from the management of their...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2013 10:11 pm UTC

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The decline in union membership outside of the public sector is the result of many factors. Certainly, global competition in manufacturing has resulted in fewer traditional blue-collar factory jobs...

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In Labor Unions, a binding settlement takes place when arbitration or other decisions are final and accepted by law or by both parties. By definition, a binding settlement resolves an unresolved...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 4:37 pm UTC

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The reasons that employees join unions are generally closely connected to their material desires. They do not generally join for ideological reasons. Instead, they join because they want the...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013 3:42 am UTC

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Economic factors are both the main purpose and motivation behind any collective bargaining meeting, and the behaviors and attitudes exhibited in those meetings are a means to an economic end, or at...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2012 3:14 am UTC

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There is no way to know this without knowing a great deal about where you are and what employer in particular you are talking about. First of all, there are states which have right-to-work laws....

Latest answer posted February 20, 2012 9:49 am UTC

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The answer to this depends largely on the attitude of the union and its relationship with the management of the firm or firms it negotiates with. In theory, unions will serve the best interests of...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2012 2:58 am UTC

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The answer to this depends largely on one's political point of view. In some ways, unions have outlived their usefulness. The sorts of conditions that gave rise to unions in the 1800s are largely...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 9:51 am UTC

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In general, economic conditions and factors are more important. This is because they set the bounds of what is even possible in the negotiations. It is typically the case that no bargaining...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2012 12:14 am UTC

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It depends on the state. Some states, like Florida, have "right to work" laws that can more accurately be described as “right to have workers” for employers because in these states workers do not...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

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Various independent "labor movements" began to form in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe during the nineteenth century. The labor movements in both the United States and...

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This is, of course, a matter of opinion. There is no way to know the answer objectively. My own view is that the future of unions is rather dim, particularly in the private sector. This opinion...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2013 5:42 pm UTC

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A Labor Union is composed of employees who act collectively to influence and bargain with management and business. When interacting with management, a labor union uses several tactics and tools to...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012 7:13 am UTC

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Labor Unions are formed by employees to ensure that management does not unfairly or unethically distribute work and profits; they are chiefly concerned with collective bargaining for all employees...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2012 7:49 am UTC

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I have problems with both kinds of laws. Neither of them seems right to me. A closed shop seems wrong in many ways. It does not seem that a person should be required to join a union simply...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2013 2:28 pm UTC

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I would also add that the media plays a role in how Americans view unions. Unions and their members are seen as out-of-touch, greedy and sometimes, lazy. Given that some unions include large...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 8:05 pm UTC

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Labor unions in transportation exist mainly in the public transportation sector; there are private sector unions as well, but these are not as widespread. One of the largest players in...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 8:26 pm UTC

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The significance of wage employment to labor unions is that wage employment is detrimental to unions and is, therefore, something that they tend to oppose strongly. Wage employment involves...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013 8:34 pm UTC

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This is a great question. Moreover, this is a very important topic for today's world. There are many points that the management could make not to want to cooperate with a unions. First, the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012 6:38 am UTC

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The balance in these sorts of negotiations has clearly shifted in favor of management these days. There are at least three reasons for this. First, there is the fact that the economy is not...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013 3:49 am UTC

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It is very difficult to predict how this strike will affect Meena and her coworkers without knowing more about their own circumstances and the circumstances of the company for which they work. It...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 2:57 pm UTC

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Just as it was difficult to predict the impact of the strike on the workers, it is also very difficult to predict how this strike will affect the company without knowing about its circumstances as...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 3:03 pm UTC

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The cooperative approach implies a mutual desire among parties to resolve differences so that each side does not have an advantage. Though we often think union and management are at odds with one...

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Arbitration in any given labor dispute could well help one side and hinder the other, although it does not necessarily do so. In an arbitration, the two sides will submit their proposals to an...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2012 4:17 pm UTC

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This depends on whether you are talking about labor disputes within the context of a collective bargaining agreement or outside of that context. If a workplace already has a collective bargaining...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 1:22 am UTC

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A large-powerful labor union like the United Auto Workers has a number of measures it can take in response to a seemingly impassable roadblock to negotiating an agreement with management. It can...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2013 6:35 pm UTC

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Allowing employees to have a secret ballot when they vote on unionization is appropriate for two reasons. First, it protects the workers themselves. Second, it protects the employers and the...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 5:03 am UTC

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I believe that you are referring to a labor relations discussion of the NFL Players’ Association’s (NFLPA) effort in 2011 to have an ad run before the Super Bowl. The CBS network refused to air...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2015 1:24 am UTC

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The environment for labor unions today is skewed in favor of employers. Labor unions are rapidly losing bargaining power given today's economic and political climate. Economically, the rise in...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012 11:10 pm UTC

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Labor Rights are the rights given either implicitly or officially to workers to form a Union and take steps to better their situation at employment. Labor Unions have a checkered history and are...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2011 6:13 am UTC

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