Labor-Management Bargaining

The process of labor-management bargaining has evolved since its beginning in the early years of labor negotiations. Since the parties involved in collective bargaining are negotiating a formal contract that both are to be bound by, there are many stresses and tensions that permeate the process. M

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The Collective Agreement and Bargaining

Collective Bargaining, in labor relations, negotiations between employers and employees about terms and conditions of employment. The bargaining process is concerned with wages, working hours, fringe benefits, job Security, safety, and other matter relating to w

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The Unions & Workers

The past or current tendency of unionizing or not, is the proof of the diversity of our working environment. Some factors are therefore influencing or refraining workers from joining an union: * Strong craft unions: unions such as IGMETAL, are achieving job-related goals

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Negotiating Philosophy

The union is looking to maintain all gains made in the last bargaining session. All areas identified as primary objectives will be improved upon. In addition, we are also seeking to improve our condition on many secondary issues.

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Agency Law

Agency law - is concerned with any "principal"-"agent" relationship; a relationship in which one person has legal authority to act for another. Such relationships arise from explicit appointment, or by implication. The relationships generally associated with agency law include guardian-ward, executo

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The Teamsters

In the year 1903, jobs were scarce and insecure. An average worker worked between twelve and eight-teen hours per day, for an income of or around two dollars each day (4). Workers were not only expected to accomplish there given tasks, but to take responsibility for any damages to the product the

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Social Norms of Income Distribution

During the period between 1929 and 1953, the United States occupational pay ratios and earning inequality is declined, mainly across World War II (Ober 1948, Phelps Brown 1977, Williamson and Lindert 1980, Goldin and Margo 1922b). The evidence showed that the condition of income inequality was occur

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Poverty in Canada or USA

During the period between 1929 and 1953, the United States occupational pay ratios and earning inequality is declined, mainly across World War II (Ober 1948, Phelps Brown 1977, Williamson and Lindert 1980, Goldin and Margo 1922b). The evidence showed that the condition of income inequality was occur

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The National Labor Unions

During the late nineteenth century there were several attempts at organizing a national labor union. They included the National Labor Union, the Knight's of Labor, and the American Federation of Labor. All three of these unions fought for similar goals, but only the American Federation of Labor was

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The Struggles of the Working Class

In the past, the working class has struggled to keep up with the means of the world challenges. But with a new approach in today's society, the working class has found a way to avoid the twists and turns of struggling through the expanses of the economic and political landscape. Therefore the w

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Definition for 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

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The Issues Concerning Labor Unions in U.S.

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

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A Strike Occurences

Throughout the years, there have been major strikes in many countries but mainly in industrialised countries. The stoppage of normal operations to protest against an action or condition has taken place in different situations and for various reasons. A strike is

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The Italian Labor Union

What is the cause of the recent revival in the Italian labor unions? In the past five decades, Italian labor unions have been like a Ping -Pong ball, bouncing from weak and divided to strong and united. Membership has also been increasing and decreasing as the unity and strength have been fluctuat

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Industrial Revolution Period

The Industrial Revolution created an enormous increase in the production of many kinds of goods. Some of this increase in production resulted from the introduction of power-driven machinery and the development of factory organization. Before the revolution, manufacturing was done by hand or simp

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The Jungle and The System

In the "Gilded Age" immigrants from all over the world became part of America's working nation in hopes of finding a new and better life for themselves and their families. As more and more new families moved to America with high hopes, more and more people fell victims to the org

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The Trade Unions and Special Interest Groups

The Nature Of Professional Bodies, Trade Unions and special Interest Groups In the United Kingdom and Ireland there are many professional bodies, trade unions and special interest groups around each specific and unique in its own way. In general profess

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The Effective Bargaining

"Labor standards [regulations] have become even more controversial because of economic recession in many parts of the world"(Raynor III 1). Employees have yet to learn what rights they have in the everyday workplace. Despite the fact that employees think that they know what those rights are, in re

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The Rich Benefits from the Poor

The United States is the most developed capitalist economy in the world. The markets within the economy provide profit-motivated companies endless potential in the pursuance of pecuniary accumulation. Throughout the twentieth-century competitive companies have i

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The Economic Effects of the NBA Lockout

The National Basketball Players Association lockout greatly affected the United States economy. Greedy team owners and greedy players fighting over large amounts of money caused the lockout. In March of 1998, team owners felt that they were paying players t

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Economic Effects of the NBA Lockout

The National Basketball Players Association lockout greatly affected the United States economy. Greedy team owners and greedy players fighting over large amounts of money caused the lockout. In March of 1998, team owners felt that they were paying players too

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The History of Labor Union in California

The various labor movements in California have been among the most important in our nation. As a state with a tremendously diversified economy, California's workers are employed in every industry imaginable; from our huge agriculture base, to our docks, to aerospace, to construction, to the entert

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The Labor Unions in the United States

Labor unions have been in existence since the late 1800's, but even before then, workers in the United States have taken their own methods to take care of themselves, their fellow workers, and their rights. An example of early actions taken is how printers in New York joined

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The Firefighter's Union

Every election year brings on the same hurdle for the firefighter's union. The mayoral candidates approach the union and ask for their support throughout the election. This is a major decision the union (union representatives) has to make. The representatives of the union have to approach the

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Improvement of American Labor

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 acco

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