The Labor Of Organized Labor During The 21st Century

907 WordsAug 5, 20164 Pages
According to The Future of Organized Labor in the U.S. an "important debate has commenced within the ranks of organized labor regarding the future of the movement." The economic and political changes that have taken place in the United States nationally, over the last thirty years as well as globally, have been a result of hostile environments for labor unions more so for workers in general not just women workers. "For organized labor in the USA, the path away from oblivion must begin with the recognition of the vastly different situation that the working class faces in the early 21st century from what existed even twenty years ago" according to The Future of Organized Labor in the U.S. To organize or to not organize In the United States the history of unions, beginning workers and trade unions played an important role in the part for independence. The unions within the United States progressed rapidly in 1866 with the founding of the National Labor Union (NLU) in the nineteenth century. For certain specific advantages, employers found it in their interests to encourage unionism. Gathering the rights to use it, many employers rushed into contracts with workers, almost deliberately urging their workers into unions. For certain there has always been a need for a vision which includes, but is not limited to organizing of the unorganized. "If the purpose of the union were to improve the educational, moral, and social conditions of the workers," in general
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