Labor Unions

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Labor Unions University of Phoenix MGT434: Employment Law Scott Dunlap February 7, 2008 Labor organizations or unions are formed by employees who want better wages, benefits, and healthy working conditions. Over the years, participation in unions has declined regardless of the benefits it offers. There are less strikes and better wages in the United States which in turn does not warrant the high need for these types of organizations in the work place. Labor unions today compared to in the past have fewer members and are more populated by political parties and public sector employees. During the implementation of unions, the labor force consisted heavily of automobile and steel plant workers. This has decreased due to outsourcing…show more content…
Both of these company’s stress the importance of human rights, minimum wages, and healthy workplaces for all employees. The Governments of these low wage countries try their best to ignore and disregard these conditions that are not normal. The benefits of these workers working under these conditions are too high and production is increasing in countries such as China and India. Labor union organizations have helped enforce several workers rights from sexual discrimination to age discrimination. The AFL-CIO is very adamant about the following: people who want to work should have a job with a living wage, workers are proud of their work and should have the chance to do it right, workers should enjoy the freedom to form a union and bargain collectively, and want to contribute to, and share in, building a world-class economy (AFL-CIO, n.d.). Unions are still very much a part of the current work force and people are serious about their jobs and well being. References American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, (n.d.). Retrieved on February 4, 2008 from International Trade Union Confederation, (n.d.). General Information. Retrieved on February 6, 2008 from United Sates Department of Labor, (n.d.). Trade Act Programs:

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