The Role of Labor Unions

1361 WordsJan 28, 20185 Pages
Role of Unions Based upon your research into the field do you believe the role of unions in the U.S. should increase? What role should HRM personnel play in employee relations within Organizations? What role should government play? Contents Introduction 3 The Advantages of Labor Unions 3 The Disadvantages of Labor Unions 4 The Role of HR 5 The Role of Government 5 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction Labor unions were a necessary result of the Civil War as a result of people's needs and awareness to voice out their concerns and fight for their collective rights. (History of Labor Unions, 2012) The unions that came into being, functioned as a platform for labor who could collectively fight for their rights with the management of companies, working both in the private and public sectors. Therefore by being part of a union, workers were giving their representation rights to the union, who would be the collective organ, representing all its member's rights and concerns. Unions are regulated bodies, where the private sectors' Unions in America are regulated by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935. The unions working in the public sector are regulated by a combination of state and national laws. This means that they cannot demand any of their concerns to be met by the organization, and that their demands are generally met within legal parameters. Based upon the role that unions have played in increasing wages and improving labor
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