Organized Labor

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Why Organized Labor? Collective Bargaining Unions bargain for contracts on behalf of its members Strength in numbers…they can’t fire us all! Except Air Traffic Controllers (1980’s) and Baseball Umpires (1990’s) » Many were fired for going on strike!! Protect Workers Rights Wages Working hours Working conditions Benefits
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Why Organized Labor? If Collective Bargaining doesn’t work Strike—Union members refuse to work until a fair contract is agreed upon Lockout—Management refuses to allow union members into work until certain conditions are met
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History of Organized Labor Labor unions of many kinds date back to the early 1800’s Very scattered, not influential, dissolved quickly I880’s…a few major labor unions began to grow in numbers and power Fighting between them increased 1886…major unions joined together to create the AFL (American Federation of Labor) Considered to be the first real Labor Union in the U.S.
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course BUS M 201 taught by Professor Mcgregor during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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