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  • Permanent Employment For Non Temporary Male Workers
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    The Particular Features Of The Employment System In Japan One of the unique and well known features of the Japanese employment system is permanent employment for workers. Japanese corporations responses to recessionary periods provide an opportunity to sort out the myths from the realities of the Japanese permanent employment system. During recessions Japanese companies forced to reduce their costs achieve reductions in several ways. First, they reduce the number of women and temporary workers t...
  • Union And Central Pacific Railroad Companies
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    Blake Higgins 4/29/00 Vail Mountain School Grade 8 The Transcontinental Railroad Although many changes occurred in the mid 1800's in America, such as the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War, the Transcontinental Railroad profoundly changed the U.S. This tremendous project, partly funded by Congress, was one of the key factors that encouraged foreign immigration to America. The Transcontinental Railroad certainly instilled a sense of overwhelming pride in this nation, and it paved the way for...
  • Monsanto's Responsibility As A Knowledge Company
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    After an exhausting game of basketball on my Playstation two it was time to eat. As my search for food was coming to an end I came across a bag of potatoes. So using the cooking skills that I have acquired in my many years I decided to make french-fries. As I cut my potatoes I started to think about Michael Pollan's essay "Playing God in the Garden". This essay is about the creation of "genetically engineered" potatoes that produce their own insecticide right inside their leaves. I began to wond...
  • History Of The 1946 Sugar Strike
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    Prologue of History Until statehood, Hawaii was ruled economically by a consortium of corporations known as the 'Big Five': C. Brewer and Co., sugar, ranching, and chemicals, founded in 1826; Theo. H. Davies & Co., sugar, investments, insurance, and transportation, founded in 1845; Amfac Inc. (originally H. Hack field Inc. -a German firm that changed its name and ownership during the anti-German sentiment of WW I to American Factors), sugar, insurance, and land development, founded in 1849; Cast...
  • Workers Unions
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    The Flaws in Germinal At first glance, one might say the capitalist system is righteous and it leads to more productivity, but upon discreet examination, the system has numerous flaws. As we discussed in class, one of the main flaws was the inability of the workers to advance themselves in society beyond the point of keeping food in their stomachs. One generation after another follow each other down below into the mines without cessation. First and foremost the company needs to insure that all m...
  • Potential Asbestos Health Problems
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    When Did Johns-Manville Know The case study titled, "When Did Johns-Manville Know", is primarily concerned with the issue of an employer's liability with respect to the health and safety of its employees. This case deals specifically with how much of what an employer knows, or ought to know, about a potential hazard should be communicated to workers, and what steps the company is obligated to take in protecting workers from such dangers. In addition, the avoidance of cash payments to employees f...
  • Exploitation In A Third World Countries
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    Corporate obligations when operating in Third World countries Moral challenges for business in the United States are difficult enough when you consider the balancing profit interests against the needs of consumers, employees, governments and special interest groups. Multinational corporations mainly refer to large corporations based in Western Europe, North America, and Japan who operate manufacturing and other business facilities in underdeveloped countries. These large global companies exert e...
  • Made In The Usa
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    Barbed wire. Barracks. Unsanitary, overcrowded. 12 hour work days, seven days a week. What am I describing? Sounds like a scene out of a work camp from the holocaust, or maybe some sort of strict jail. Clearly, this doesn't describe anything in the United States, right? Wrong. The above describes the life of over 40,000 workers on a small island called Saipan. These people sew clothes for companies like The Gap, Levis, and Abercrombie and Fitch. And it's all done inside the United States. Saipan...
  • John And Sandy
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    Taken An Ethical Dilemma Dilemma- Taken from: Business Ethics – Ethical Decision Making and Cases A Real Life Situation pages 62-63 After three years with the company, Sandy was promoted to assistant plant manager. This was a big step for Unity Welding and Construction, as well as for the industry; Sandy was one of only a handful of women who had broken through the "glass ceiling' and made their way into management. She had proved to the men around her that she deserved the job, and she wa...

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