LER Chapter 5

LER Chapter 5 - LER Chapter 5 Why and How Unions are...

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LER Chapter 5 Why and How Unions are organized? Why unions are formed? - Work and job conditions explanation o Alienation theory – based on the belief that employees might seek collective action to relieve their feelings of alienation, which have resulted from extensive use of machinery in manufacturing operations. They become alienated because of: Lost contact with their own labor when products they created were taken away from them – reducing spirit and status Lost involvement in work when machine dominated, separating work of hand from work of brain Became estranged from fellow employees when work made them so tired and competitive that they were incapable of having authentic relationships. - These reasons could combine to explain alienation theory as being a possible reason for workers to unionize. - Some research shows employees may unionize if o Are dissatisfied with physical characteristics of workplace o Believe that a union will help them achieve job related conditions important to them
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