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Colin Seale Assignment 1 PID:3222134 The first national unions really gained momentum in the early 1820s

during this time, the major grievance of workers was working nearly 12 hours or more and wanted to fight for more rights because of this Congress in 1866 cut down the workday down to its current hours of the eight-hour standard. The holiday Labor Day celebrated on the first Monday in September was created in membranes of the organized labor movement. It acts as a way to remember and honor the achievements of workers that could have lost their jobs and the likelihood to make a better working environment for Americans everywhere. To begin this report I interviewed my friend Jordan and after a very short informal interview process, he explained that unions are organizations that are the job specific that help employees to have better rights and often times better pay. He taught that unions were a good idea because they help foster an employment environment based on the rights of employees and the idea of fighting for your rights. Jordan also explained said that America a country built on democracy and fighting for what you believe in that unions should be more used in today's workforce and were almost a necessity in some industries. He said “with unions a lot of people would be bullied and have to work under conditions that were completely unfair.” Labor unions in the United States are legally recognized as representative of workers in a particular industry. Most of the unions in the United States are for those employees such as teachers, police and firefighters. Most of labor unions to be use a process called collective bargaining to work out better wages and benefits and working conditions for those that are involved in the union. They also hope to protect against violations and contracts by having their own lawyers and attorneys to protect all the employees involved in the organization. Larger unions have a strong hand in the political actions in the United States. Many unions have political power over such things as immigration rights, trade policy, healthcare, and living wages. In 2010, the total labor union density of workers that belong to labor unions was about 11.4% in the United States. In comparison in Germany the number of 18.6% and in Canada, the number is 27.5%. Union membership in the private sector has in recent years following very low. To completely contrast, some places like Finland have over 70% union membership. The small amount of labor unions in the United States do a good job at making sure that those workers under the organization are represented very fairly and have pay that accurate reflect their work. In fact, those workers that belong to union make about 20& more than workers that are not in unions. In industries where there are labor unions, they also have not only higher pay but also amazing benefits.

However. Simply put. there are many underlying issues with unions that many states are having problems with. It saves them a lot of money by not having their workers is in unions and came in as little as possible. At first glance. Another disadvantage to unions is the fact that you have to pay dues. labor and paying their employees are the cause of their biggest expenses. if employers are forced to pay a higher price for the employees they will also be forced to hire less people causing a deficiency in the jobs available for people. During the labor strife there is absolutely no productivity and company this can be a nightmare for employers. better pay and better rights always is. I largely determined by seniority. the idea of unions seems like a great idea. These dues are deducted usually automatically from each paycheck even if you choose not to be a part of the labor union. which is very unfair for employees that did not support those organizations. Another issue with unions is perhaps the fact that they can grossly affect the job market. Generally in a company where there are unions representation and likelihood of promotions and higher. they are changing the supply and demand market for workers in a particular industry. even if you disagree with the decisions that representation of the union you must still pay for these fees. Also for workers there may not be a guarantee that the strike will ever were in fact many companies that have employees that go on strike usually fire their employees and replace them with other workers that are more willing to work especially in difficult he could economic times there is also no wage compensation while workers on strike. For example. The unions give employers through options available to motivate their own workforce by using and efficiency wage in this way the union meeting very helpful for some detrimental to other birds. . Therefore.One of the major ways that labor unions can bargain with companies and try to change an employer’s actions is to have a labor strike. Also unions run very much so like democracies where majority rules this can cause very one-sided decisions and make it very difficult to change the way that unit is going even a 49% of the union is again something. You have to pay these fees because of the majority. which at the end of the day the company's main goal is to have the largest profit possible. in Iowa there was an issue with unions taking the dues that employees would have to pay and using most dues to support government officials and donating the money to right wing organizations. By raising the wages of a group of workers. Many companies are highly against the idea of unions because often time.