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  • Labor Union Workers And 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 o...
  • Unions 1 3
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    Collective Bargaining: a process in which representatives of Labor & Mgmt negotiate the terms & conditions of employment. Structure: Single Employer Bargaining: a single employer involved w / a single union (can also bargain w / more than 1 unit). Boutique is a specialized Taylor agreement b / w employer & unit (usually seen in oligopolistic type market) Pattern Bargaining: Pick a target firm & then form an agreement (Pay, benefits, etc.) called a pattern (i.e. 6% over 2 years). Ex: The Caterpil...
  • Unions Purpose In The Strike
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    Labor unions are groups or clubs of workers and employees who bond together to get good working conditions, fair pay, and fair hours for their labor. For example, in a newspaper, all the people who work the presses might all belong to one union. All of the artists, who are responsible for the artistic layout, might belong to another. These unions are usually joined together, and most unions in America are some branch of the largest labor union organization in the United States, the AFL-CIO. The ...
  • Teamster's Union Strategists And The Ups
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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 packages c...
  • 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 ...
  • Workers Into Unionization
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    ... t the spread of the TWUA was such a rapid growth. In conditions like this people are willing to do anything. They are much more motivated to create change and at every opportunity they took advantage of anything they could to benefit themselves and to decrease the powers of the textile giants who controlled their lives. All they actually needed was for the opportunities to present themselves. The TWUA had much help, but until they found their leaders who organized the masses of willing peopl...
  • Very First Labor Union
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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...
  • Key Elements Of The Railway Strike
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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: Eq...
  • Miners And The Mine Owners And Bosses
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    Who were the Molly Maguires? Did they really exist? These are questions asked by many people today. Some historians wonder if the Molly Maguires really did bring their secret society from England to the United States, or if the incidents blamed on them were just random accidents on which officials needed to place a blame. We may never actually know... There are many ideas about how the "Molly Maguires" got their name. One of the most popular is that Molly was a poor widow, who was evicted from h...
  • General Strike
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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 incre...
  • Formation Of Labor Unions
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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...
  • Workers In Art Museum
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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...
  • First Auto Lite Strike
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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 acco...

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