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Running head: BUSINESS ETHICS REFLECTION 1 Business Ethics Reflection Darrell Dannelley XMGT/216 September 18, 2011 Karen Heyse
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BUSINESS ETHICS REFLECTION 2 Business Ethics Reflection Currently in California the United Food and Commercial Workers Union is threating to strike. Employees at Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons are amongst the stores where the employees work. Negotiations have been going on since June. One of the main issues they are negotiating over is a health care plan (My Desert, 2011). Other issues are wages and workplace rules. The union is saying that it is unethical that the stores are making more than $3 billion in profits and are paying out over $500 million in dividends (UFCW, 2011). Although the majority of the union members are voting for a strike it is unfair to the workers that do not wish to strike. The current economy is in a bad state, Unemployment, poverty, and foreclosures are at a high currently. If the Union decides to go through with a strike Members will be forced to not go to work and will not collect a paycheck. If a member does go to work they face fines from the union that would be equal to a day’s wages. Many employees’ families count on theses wages to put food on the table. Promise-keeping is important but I think that it is more important that the union have
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course XMGT/216 XMGT/216 taught by Professor Karenheyse during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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