Essays on The Roles of the Unions, Employer Associations Coursework

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The paper "The Roles of the Unions, Employer Associations" is a great example of management coursework.   Labour has always been an integral aspect of any economy. This is even more so in the globalised world. Labour laws and unions are systems and movements that have been in existence since time immemorial. They help In improving worker’ s standards of living, fostering equality in the working environment, application of justice in cases where the rights of an employee have been infringed, and advocating for policies implementation by the government to see to it that workers are not oppressed or victimized (Joachim, 2007).

The emergence of these labor unions and movements were as a result of most employers and governments, are more concerned about multiplying their income rather than look after the welfare of their employees (Addison, 2007). The world economies and political systems are being liberalized, thus changing the way things are run. These changes, therefore, require labour unions to greatly update their strategies in order to meet demands posed by these new conditions (Claus, 2007). Although liberalization poses more pressure on labour unions to up their game to achieve growth in equity, it has propelled these unions to play a vital role in the society both economically, socially and politically (Visser, 2006). LABOUR UNIONS IN AMERICA In the US, labour movements and unions were established in the early 19TH Century.

Due to industrialization, many corporations were established in order to meet the large demand for products or services. This move allowed many people to seek employment in these corporations (Blanchflower, 2007). The employment of workers meant negotiating for salaries and better wages for the employees, thus the emergence of labor unions in America.

S Labour unions were helpful and still are in developing sustainable channels o production and consumption in economies. (Simon, 2007). This is because they are globally integrated and have access to global information and are very influential in the working population (Alex, 2007). More recently, labor unions in America have involved themselves in global processes in policymaking. Are able to organize workers and voice their problems and issues. They have been very integral in the American economy as corporations would otherwise dictate and paternalise their employees.

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