The Idea of National Organization Representation Essay

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The time has come to organize. It is clear to me that the future of the workers and their families lie in the ability for us to speak in one voice. I support the idea of a national organization representing all of us.
We organized into small groups and began to affect small change, however, in order to affect real change, a change for me and my life as well as all my fellow workers, a national organization and a national voice is needed. I am concerned that the workers of the small organizations will not be heard due to the loud voices of the larger organizations. Consequently, it is necessary upon the national organization to develop a method to represent all of us equally. The larger the union representation, the more effective it
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The time has come to organize. It is clear to me that the future of the workers and their families lie in the ability for us to speak in one voice. I support the idea of a national organization representing all of us.
We organized into small groups and began to affect small change, however, in order to affect real change, a change for me and my life as well as all my fellow workers, a national organization and a national voice is needed. I am concerned that the workers of the small organizations will not be heard due to the loud voices of the larger organizations. Consequently, it is necessary upon the national organization to develop a method to represent all of us equally. The larger the union representation, the more effective it is and the more power it has. There is strength in numbers but all must speak with one voice (Samuel Gompers Papers 1-6). It appears that there was widespread agreement that a national labor voice would be more effective than the many scattered local voices. How do we fairly represent large organizations as well as small organizations? To protect the rights of the small organizations while listening to the concerns of the large organizations is a very difficult challenge. We should organize our union and look for ways to fairly represent the large organizations as well as the small (Samuel Gompers Papers 15-25). In 1908, the union membership began to realize the potential for the strength of a well-organized union. By electing the
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