Erosion of Industrial Democracy cont

Erosion of Industrial Democracy cont - Erosion of...

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Erosion of Industrial Democracy cont. 15:35 Industrial dem – bring the political system to the in congruence with the labor  system  The heyday or ID is the mark of the Wagner Act of 1935.  Taft-Hartley act, collective bargaining, political pluralism ideal and finally the  cultural shift from producers to consumers’ society.  Collective bargaining undermines ID ideal because it ushers in a new era of  compromise between workers and employers. It also instituted bargaining for  benefits instead of these as rights. They gave short-term protection yet none  of it guarantees the long-term protection for workers. Also, capital was still the  main focus of companies. Democracy should mean something more than the  ability to vote it should mean active government involvement. It should be a  participatory activity. Collective bargaining gave control and power to a few 
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2009 for the course SOC 359 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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