Essay on Human Resources & Labor Unions

2533 Words Nov 8th, 2012 11 Pages
The Impact of Labor Unions in the Hospitality Industry
Sophia Gomez
June 7, 2012

Table of Contents
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..1
The History of Labor Unions.……………………………………………………………………..3
Labor Unions Today……...………………………………………………………. ……...............4
Labor Unions and Their Impact in the Hospitality Industry……...................................................6
How to Remain Union Free…………………………………………………………………........8
Summary……………………………………………………………………………………….....9
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………….10
References…………………………………………………………….………………………….11

Abstract
Labor Unions in the United States have protected employee rights and benefits for several decades. Human Resources play an essential role
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Due to the changes and intense job conditions labor unions began to form in an effort to bargain for better rights. Strikes took place, resulting in conflict between workers and employers. The most influential of the unions being created at the time was the American Federation of Labor union due to its focus on higher wages and improved working conditions for its members.
Miners in the mining industry were faced with long working hours, unsafe working conditions and were poorly paid. Most lived in company towers where doctors, schools, and law enforcement were provided by the actual companies in an effort to control the workers. “Companies maintained an oppressive working environment, prohibiting workers from talking or gathering, to discourage the creation of unions.” (Habashi, 2011)
In 1890 the Unite Mine Workers of America was founded representing workers in the mining sector that fought for collective bargaining. During 1933 and 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” was created protecting the rights of labor unions and prohibited employers from firing workers who took part in union activities.

Labor Unions Today The work force has become extremely competitive over the past decade due to the drop in the economy. Union members are found to be in an advantage being that in some cases they earn a

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