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Labor’s History of Collective Action
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What is Collective Bargaining? Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of workers to determine the terms . The result of collective bargaining procedures is a collective agreement or contract.
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The Union Advantage Union Wage Advantage: 30% Women’s Advantage: 33% African American Advantage: 37% Latino Advantage: 51% Asian American Advantage: 4% Health Care Advantage: 59% Pension Advantage: 347% Short Term Disability Advantage: 71% Paid Vacations Advantage: 28% Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Union Members in 2007, Jan. 25, 2008; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, March 2007, August 2007; Economic Policy Institute; Employee Benefits Research Institute, May 2005.
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Let’s Look Back … "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". Margaret Mead
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American Federation of Labor – AFL Organized skilled craftsmen – white males Skill gave them advantage to get higher wages and better working conditions Not interested in broad social change Samuel Gompers – unions are “business organizations of wage-earners”
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International Workers of the World
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