Unions Are A Most Effective Way Of Protecting Worker's Rights

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2. Do you agree that unions are a most effective way of protecting worker’s rights? Should U.S. labor law be changed to be more in line with international labor codes? Answer: Yes, I agree that solidarity campaigns in support of workers and/or unions are an effective way of protecting worker’s rights. Without the formation of unions such as the United Farm Workers founded by Chavez and Huerta in 1962, vulnerable workers would have no defense against the systemic exploitation and violations against their rights as workers and as human beings (Brubaker, 2007, p. 96). Exposed by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), is the fact that agricultural work in the U.S. is the most punishing and perilous work open to children in the contemporary world.…show more content…
Also, after a request for better working conditions in Bangladesh were denied, ten workers leading the protest were beaten by police, detained, and deported. Senator Byron Dorgan reported that under the Jordanian Free Trade Agreement, we ended up with people of Bangladesh working 120 hours a week, turning Chinese cloth into apparel designed for the U.S. market, which enters the U.S. duty free. According to a 2006 Harris poll, 75% of Americans support the protection of international workers’ rights, therefore, the creators of these laws need to recognize the need for reform in the laws affecting workers of the world (Brubaker, 2007, p. 106). 3. Does the idea of community-supported agriculture appeal to you? What would it take to make something like this happen in your community? Answer: Yes! I love the idea of community-supported agriculture for several reasons. In the first place, the goals identified, such as “mutually beneficial relationships with a community of consumers, environmentally sustainable farming practices, and public education on contemporary agricultural issues makes sense to me. Also, the high quality, locally grown produce is more available and affordable, and even reduces the negative environmental impacts caused by conventional production and distribution systems. Those who cannot afford to buy adequate food are incorporated into the planning of the distribution of the crops, and since diet can be a risk
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