• Labor Unions Union Workers Strike
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    Labor Unions A labor union is as defined in the dictionary, an organization of wage earners formed for the purpose of serving the members' interests with respect to wages and working conditions. Today there are about 16 million workers in the U. S. that belong to a labor union. The pressure upon the employers to raise wages and improve working conditions in a major goal of the labor unions. Labor unions have been around for a long time. The earlier unions were called craft unions, consisting of...
  • Strikes And Alternative Forms Of Coping
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    Strikes and Alternative Forms of Coping Are strikes the most beneficial way of resolving labour - management conflict? Or are alternative forms of coping more beneficial? . Throughout this paper I will attempt to answer these questions by, first giving a description of each of these forms of coping. Then I will examine the effects, both positive and negative, that each of these forms of coping has on the collective bargaining process as well as the labor - management relationship. Finally Iwill ...
  • Zoecon Corporation Case Roach Ender
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    To: Executive, Zoecon Corporation From: Date: Thursday, February 17, 2005 Subject: Strike Roach Ender Introduction Projected Industry Consumers Professional Projected Growth Rate of 10% annually Projected growth rate of 8% annually Projected sales of $4. 4 million Projected sales of $2. 7 billion Flea IGR Introduction - Similar Scenario Great success of introduction of flea IGR PRECOR into PCO, veterinary and pet store markets. o In 1980 Zoecon broke into the supermarket segment by selling the P...
  • Ups Strike Full Time
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    UPS Strike In early August of 1997 the United Parcel Service (UPS) had a predicament on its hands, a teamsters strike. UPS, the world's largest package distribution company was coming off a year [1996] in which they reported sales of $22. 4 billion. UPS Employed 75, 000 management and non-union employees compared with 185, 000 teamsters who are part of the AFL-CIO that were going on strike. The teamsters rejected a contract extension offer from the company leaving the fate of millions of package...
  • The General Strike Of 1926
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    Why did the General Strike of 1926 fail and what were the effects the strike had upon industrial relations in Britain? The General Strike of 1926 lasted only nine days and directly involved around 1. 8 million workers. It was the short but ultimate outbreak of a much longer conflict in the mining industry, which lasted from the privatisation of the mines after the First World War until their renewed nationalisation after the Second. The roots of the General Strike in Britain, unlike in France or...
  • Gold Strike Relating To Cry
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    "Gold mining union plans one-day Free State strike " An article dated March 17, 2000 NUM, or South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers, is organizing a one-day strike at Free State gold mines. They are protesting the poverty and job losses from the mines. NUM is the country's biggest mining union with 50, 000 members, and on March 22 the strike would affect five gold companies; Anglo Gold Ltd. , Gold Fields Ltd. , Harmony Gold Co. , Avg old and African Rainbow Minerals. NUM spokesman Ikaneng...
  • Sit Down Book Report
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    Sit-down is a historical non-fiction book. It depicts the events of the 1936-1937 strike at General Motors plants in Flint and around the country. The author of this book is Sidney Fine. In this report you will learn what Learned about the struggle between Corporations and the beginning of unionization. Sit-down is about the General Motors Sit-down strike of 1936-1937. This strike was mainly about the right for workers to represent themselves through collective bargaining. The union supporters ...
  • Labor Unions Strike Pullman Knights
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    The Labor Movement generated opposition from both the government and the public since they both saw unions as violent and lawless. The government used force to control the unions showing their disgust for the views and actions of these organizations. Well, organized and growing businesses took the advantage in the struggle with labor, so the workers started labor unions. It is easily argued both ways whether or not unions formed were beneficial to workers. With great evidence though, it is prove...
  • Gods Bits Of Wood
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    Sembene Ousmane's novel, "Gods Bits of Wood," gives a highly detailed story of the railway strike of 1947-48 in French West Africa. It contains conflicts of political, emotional and moral nature. Ultimately, Sembene's novel is one of empowerment. It brings to light the tension between colonial officials and the African community among the railway men as well as the struggle of the African community to free itself from being subjected to colonial power. Frederick Cooper's article, "Our Strike: E...
  • Development Of American Labor
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    Beginning in 1866 until the present time many labor leaders have initiated many effective and important labor laws. Throughout the past one hundred plus years there have been many steps forward in the labor movement along with a few major steps back. The actions of these labor leaders and the accomplishments of the acts that they have helped to pass have paved the way for the American worker in today's society. One of the labor laws that had an impact was the Taft-Hartley Act. The Taft-Hartley a...
  • Business Income In Ny 1998
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    Project on business income for NY The principle source of income for the state of New York for 1998 is taxes. (in millions) Real Property 7, 217 Sales and use 3, 121 Personal income 4, 369 Business 2, 119 Other Taxes 1, 203 The principle expenses of the state of New York for 1998 are: Personal service 17. 307 (Fire, police, education) Medical 2, 877 Public assistance 1, 917 Education is an expenditure that should be increased. If education was increased children would get better jobs and better ...
  • Nineteenth Century Labor Workers Strike
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    In the latter part of the nineteenth century the United States experienced rapid industrial growth. While the captains of industry accumulated huge amounts of wealth, the workers who toiled in their factories experienced no real rise of standard of living. Factory workers faced dangerous conditions, long work days, low pay and little or no control over the fate of their jobs. Children and women were exploited; women earned less than men for the same work, and children worked long hard days in th...
  • Wave Hill Strike Gurindji Land People
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    Wave Hill Strike 1966 In August 1966 Gurindji people at Wave Hill cattle station went on strike demanding wages and a return of some of their traditional lands. The demand was rejected but the Gurindji continued to camp on their traditional country at Daguragu - they broke the white man's law but obeyed their own. The campaign was taken up by supporters in Australia's cities and eventually the Gurindji won title to part of their land. People/Grpoups involved for and against the protest In August...
  • Winnipeg General Strike Workers Canada Revolution
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    - The Winnipeg general strike was Canada's most famous strike. Causes - Massive unemployment & inflation. Unemployment grew when the war ended. Jobs were lost at munitions plants (a quarter of a million people looking for work) and 350 000 veterans returned home with no jobs. There was an overload of money and a lack of goods, which caused inflation. - The success of the Russian revolution (1917) and political unrest in Germany caused by radical new unionist ideas. The membership in unions incr...
  • Analysis Of The Historic Pullman Strike
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    Everything seemed so perfect. Pullman, Illinois was a company town on the outskirts of Chicago, founded in 1880 by George Pullman, president of the railroad sleeping car company. Pullman advertised his town as a model community that included everything from parks to libraries and was filled with satisfied, well paid workers. Each resident worked for the Pullman company, which manufactured railroad cars, and by 1894 it operated "first class" sleeping cars on almost every one of the nation's major...
  • The Bloody Saturday Essay Template
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    This essay outlines an historic political event in Canada's political union history. The Bloody Saturday strike turns into a tragedy. It began on May 1 st 1919, over a year after the end of The Great War. Winnipeg metal workers went on strike and shut down Vu kan Metal Works, Manitoba Bridge and Iron and the Dominion Bridge and Iron companies. Angry workers claim the three firms refused to bargain fairly. That same day the building trades joined arm and arm in a massive strike. The reperc...
  • Bush Doctrine Pre Emptive
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    1. The author is showing that in the doctrine that President George Bush handed down there are flaws. These flaws may allow the most powerful nation or realm to impose their will as they see fit. 2. According to the Bush doctrine, a rogue state is a regime that brutalizes its own people, seeks to acquire weapons of mass destruction and expresses hatred of the US. 3. A pre-emptive strike is justified by the Bush administration as a legitimate form of self-defense. In the tradition of internation...
  • American Labor Unions Workers Strike Work
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    The American Labor Movement of the nineteenth century developed as a result of the city-wide organizations that unhappy workers were establishing. These men and women were determined to receive the rights and privileges they deserved as citizens of a free country. They refused to be treated like slaves, and work under unbearable conditions any longer. Workers joined together and realized that a group is much more powerful than an individual when protesting against intimidating companies. Workers...
  • Art Strike In Nyc
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    Hail Patel Strike In Modern Art Museum Of New York The Professional and Administrative Staff Association (PASTA) of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) repressing 250 administrative assistants, archivists, curatorial staff, conservators, educators, graphic artists, librarians, salespeople, secretaries, visitor assistants and writers. Their union started the strike on April 28, 2000. The central issues involve salaries, healthcare, the threat of layoffs and union rights. The old contract expired Octo...
  • Auto Lite Strike 1934 1934
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    Strikes were common place in the early 1930 s in all industrial and manufacturing corporations. They were used to win power away from the corporate giants, and put it in the hands of the working class. Labor used strikes for a variety of reasons, some for higher wages, some for working conditions, some for safety on the job, and still others for recognition. In a book entitled, I Remember Like Today: The Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 Philip A. Korth and Margaret R. Beegle compile an oral history acc...