Segment 1B Mauer Ch. 1 - Warning Concerning Copyright...

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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction not be "used for any purposes other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
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, Ii CHAPTER! i ONE! WHAT ARE A U n 1 0 n is nothing more complicated than a group of workers who have chosen to band together to promote their common interests. One person standing alone may be weak, but many joined together are powerful. This very basic understanding has been expressed over the years by all kinds of people in all kinds of ways. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes put it this way in a 1937 United States Supreme Court decision: "Long ago we stated the reason for labor organiza- tions. We said that they were organized out of the necessities of the situation; that a single employee was helpless in dealing with an employer ... that union was essential to give laborers opportunity to deal on an equal [basis] with their employer." Pretty much the same sentiment was expressed very differently just a few years later in song by folk singer and activist Pete Seeger: You got a union now and you Ire sitting pretty; Put some of the boys on the steering committee. The boss won 't listen when one guy squawks But he's got to listen when the union talks. He 'd better . .. he'll be mighty lonely . .. If everybody decided to walk out on him. I 1
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N MEMBER'S COMPLETE GUIDE So that's the basic concept: in unity there is strength. But to understand more fully what unions are all about, let's take a look at how having a union changes some of the basic organization of a workplace and the relationship of the people within the workplace. The structure and the power relationships of a workplace where there is no union are very different from those in a unionized facility. In the non-union workplace, employees are simply a collection of individuals, organized into groups according to the employer's needs. Workers are categorized based on what type of work you do, the location in which you perform your work, the shift you may happen to work on, or other factors relating to the ways in which the employer chooses to get the work done. Some employers delib- erately structure the work and the workplace precisely to discourage the unionization of their employees. The
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