Unions Struggle For Poor Management Skills

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Unions continue to serve the same purpose for which they were founded. Current union agendas include increasing wages, ensuring safe working conditions, and increasing benefits for workers. The relevancy of unions continues to be called into question by the American public. However, despite the unions struggle to win over the public, they are an important part of the American legacy.
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A. It has been said that “a company that deserves a union gets one,” suggesting that if proper leadership and motivation techniques are employed and desirable policies devised, the workers will not want to unionize. Success is often impaired due to poor management skills. Poor management skills can lead to negative business consequences like high turnover rates, lack of competency, and union organizing. If a company cannot take time to invest in training and hiring managers with excellent managerial skills, then ultimately, the employees feel the need to unionize; adding to company costs. According to William Adams (n.d.), “The cost of running a unionized shop has been estimated to be 25 percent to 35 percent higher than a non-union operation. These costs do not reflect higher wages and fringe benefits that are paid to unionized employees.” Another problem with poor management is poor compliance with regulatory agencies. If employees unionize, there will be an increase in compliance agencies like Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Equal Employment…

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