Analysis of Right to Work Laws Essay

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Introduction
Among this country’s greatest strengths has been its economic structure and diversity. As citizens and business professionals, we owe a lot of this to the Constitutional system of government. With a balance of power between the states and the Federal government, this country is ripe for economic development. Wall Street is one of our country’s icons, and affluent business tycoons such as Donald Trump, J. Willard Marriott, Sam Walton, and Warren Buffett receive celebrity status. This economic strength has carried us through war and peace. In fact, images of Rosie the Riveter represent how we secured the home front during World War (National Park Service). More recently, it was economic strategy (and this country’s
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Although Boeing is a company that manufactures airplanes, for example, each component of an airplane is the creation of one or more employees. Therefore, in order for Boeing to succeed against Airbus, for example, in selling the latest airliners, Boeing needs cooperation from its engineers and machinists. In order to earn their cooperation, Boeing must effectively purchase the time and talents of its workforce. Much like a marriage, companies must maintain their employees’ loyalty beyond the courtship period – de-motivating them from looking elsewhere for better pay and benefits, making proper use of their skills, and providing a safe, comfortable working environment. Unfortunately, history shows that companies have taken their employees’ time and talents for granted, leading to strained and difficult relationships between employers and employees. Out of this conflict grew what we know as the Labor movement. This movement pre-dates the modern American labor union, going back perhaps as far as 16th Century England with its feudalistic economy. (Millard & Vanags, 1985). This labor movement in our country has brought seemingly alternating cycles of strife and progress in relations between workers and business owners, and has left an indelible mark upon our economy.
In this report, it is my contention that labor-management relations are ready to undergo another stage of development. We are going to examine two

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