The Safety And Health Act Of 1970

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A union is an organized group of workers who works together using their strength to have a voice in their workplace. Having a Union employees have a right to impact wages, benefits, working conditions, work hours, job training and other work-related issues. Under the U.S. law, employees have the right to join a union. One of the key reasons workers join a union is to ensure fairness and respect in the workplace. Having a Union gives you a stronger voice in working with management to make the company stronger and have a better place to work. There are many reasons why employees may choose to join a union. One of the reasons employees want to form a union is because they are not happy with management and the work conditions. The author states “The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was passed to ensure that the health and safety of individuals employees in organizations would be protected” (Mathis, Jackson, Valentine 490). O.P. Henley Textile Mills was in violation of many safety regulations that are covered under OSHA.
In the movie Norma Rae there were numerous violations of OSHA that happened. Norma’s mother briefly lost her hearing and the doctor from the company told her not to worry about it. There were no actions that took place by the corporation to avoid the conditions that may cause the deafness. If an employee is not feeling well, there is no place to rest. When Norma’s father felt pain in his left arm and informed his manager he was told to hold on
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