Ch 10 - Labor Unions_Web

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    © 2001, Educational Institute Chapter 10 Labor Unions
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    2 © 2001, Educational Institute (continued) 1. Describe the reasons employees join unions and analyze the statistics and trends of union membership. 2. Explain the goals and content of major U.S. legislation affecting labor relations. 3. Define craft and industrial unions and outline the sequence of events in organizing and certifying or decertifying a union. Competencies for Labor Unions
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    3 © 2001, Educational Institute (continued) Economic security Comfortable working conditions ____________ Control over own work Why Employees Join Labor Unions
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    4 © 2001, Educational Institute Poor grievance and communication systems Job ____________ Inconsistent policy enforcement Unfair treatment Why Employees Join Labor Unions (continued)
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    5 © 2001, Educational Institute Union membership peaked in 1945 Percentage of work force in unions has steadily declined: 35.8% in 1945; less than 8% in 2004 due to the shift from manufacturing- to service-based economy and laws regulating workplace health and safety, wages, benefits, equal employment opportunity Increase in ______________ unions: public employees and teachers Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) Unions have begun investing in ______ to make money off investments and ensure future Labor Unions: History and Trends
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    6 © 2001, Educational Institute Legislation Affecting Labor Relations Railway Labor Act (1926): Right of workers to ____________; created mediation and ______________ system Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932) Limited use of court injunctions to break strikes
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    7 © 2001, Educational Institute The Wagner Act of 1935 stipulates 5 unfair labor practices : Interfering with or coercing employees to discourage them from forming or joining unions Dominating or _________ union operations _______________ because of union activity or membership Retaliating for unfair labor practice charges Failing to bargain in good faith Legislation Affecting Labor Relations
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