Essays Tagged: "labor unions"

Paper on the unions in America

Labor UnionsSince the foundation of the American Federation of Labor(AFL) in 1886, most unions in th ... nelastic, so that there is little, if any, decline in sales in response to price increases. Second, labor costs should be a small portion of the total costs of production, so that a rather large incre ... in the price of the product. Third, the supply of factors that can be used as substitutes for union labor, such as nonunion labor or labor-saving machinery, should be inelastic, so that their price ri ...

(2 pages) 415 1 4.2 May/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

This is a discription of the soft money elections in the States.

candidates that evade federal campaign finance laws. Current federal law prohibits corporations and labor unions from direct gifts to federal candidates. Individuals may give up to $1,000 to a candida ...

(1 pages) 54 0 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

How Technological changes affected industry workers in the 19th Century (timed)

chnological changes resulted in different working conditions and sparked industrial workers to join labor unions.In the late 19th century, a change slowly occurred in the way in which products were ma ... uitting their jobs, others searched for a more drastic solution.These workers found their answer in labor unions. These groups of disgruntled workers could (in theory) have power over their employers ...

(2 pages) 158 1 4.3 Aug/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Army HRM Human Resource Management focuses on securing, maintaining, and utilizing an effective work force, without which organizations cannot survive.

Resource Management function has evolved significantly since the early 1900. The need to deal with labor unions and the human relations movement has increased the need for competent human resource pr ... sible for pay system design. This task is essential and has evolved significantly since the rise of labor unions. Many organizations have suffered because management and unions have failed to effectiv ...

(4 pages) 525 1 4.4 Sep/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Woodrow Wilson

son's New Freedom, Roosevelt's New Nationalism called for the continued consolidation of trusts and labor unions, paralleled by the growth of powerful regulatory agencies. Roosevelt's ideas were found ... ees during periods of dis-ability. In the same year the president approved an act restricting child labor on products flowing into interstate commerce, though the Supreme Court deemed the law unconsti ...

(6 pages) 206 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Great Depression

yment. After the depression, many people no longer trusted employers to protect workers.As a result labor unions gained more members and grater public acceptance then ever before. Depression makes som ...

(8 pages) 224 0 2.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

This paper studies the opportunitied and problems faced in public sector human resource management

ce managers' original function was to control and influence the relationship between businesses and labor unions. Although human resource management was originally seen as a necessary evil to deal wit ... nagement evolved, it was necessary to have a professional intermediary between the growing power of labor unions, and the desires of company management. However, this role has shifted slightly over th ...

(13 pages) 735 1 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

The 1920s as a New Age.

ample, 'red listed' Hollywood actors and blue collar workers alike, causing employers to shun them. Labor unions and strikes were blamed on communists while traditional fundamentalism was reinforced. ...

(1 pages) 95 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Political Campaigns.

ies and candidates need to raise many mill ions of dollars Financial contributions by corporations, labor unions and other organizations, individuals, and federal employees as well as expenditures (th ... , with no contribution limits. The term "corrupt practices" has also been applied to businesses and labor unions, in the former case for price fixing, and in the latter for misappropriation of funds o ...

(5 pages) 139 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

My Emerging Roles and Responsibilities as a Supervisor/Manager in my organization

to have an unquestioned authority.Nowadays however, with the introduction of middle managers and labor unions, the degree of authority the supervisor once held has decreased considerably. The super ...

(9 pages) 327 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Leaders and Creators of Large Work Unions.

al miner. Although, they have theses differences, they both grew up around the early comings of the labor unions.This leads the strong unions and labor parties of today which lead most big and some sm ... ngland, in 1850, he was born into a working family. He is generally considered the most influential labor leader in the history of the United States. Also, he was instrumental in the creation and grow ...

(4 pages) 81 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Human Resource Management Roles and Responsibilities.

resource management function has evolved significantly since the early 1900s. The need to deal with labor unions and the human relations movement has increased the need for competent human resource pr ... sible for pay system design. This task is essential and has evolved significantly since the rise of labor unions. Many organizations have suffered because management and unions have failed to effectiv ...

(4 pages) 954 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Immigration patterns of the United States. This essay deals with the the role of women, labor conditions, and the growth of labor unions during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

worse than the cities, but people could not do anything about it for fear of losing their job. The labor unions did not help because they were unorganized, and incoherent. Women also started taking j ... y of changing wages, working hours, and other benefits. However, in the late nineteenth century the labor unions were not very successful. This was due to the disunity between skilled and unskilled wo ...

(2 pages) 82 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Question: Analyze the impact of any TWO of the following on the American industrial worker between 1865 and 1900. Government actions Immigration Labor unions Technological changes

Between 1865 and 1900, American industry workers experienced both good and hard times. Labor Unions were forming, and these new creations often produced better lives for the workers. Howe ... , waves of immigrants were also coming into America, which resulted in the threat of job stability. Labor Unions and Immigration both had momentous effects upon the industry worker, for better or for ... pulation, people began to appreciate their skills more and more due to the lack of human resources. Labor Unions began forming, demanding better pay, hours, and conditions. Labor Unions did receive so ...

(4 pages) 18844 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Impact Of Technology On America in The Late 1800's

fe was. Thanks to things like the Bessemer process, industry soared and big businesses were formed. Labor unions too were affected by this new technological growth. There was a big impact on all aspec ... y people got injured. Because of the workers' being injured, and taking advantage of in other ways, labor unions were formed. The Knights of Labor and the AFL were two of the labor unions at the time. ...

(2 pages) 78 3 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico

monstrate against the government of President Diaz Ordaz, and were later joined in this movement by labor unions and the working class. The impending Summer Olympics provided the demonstrators with mo ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Evaluating HRM's contribution to Organisational Effectiveness

of compensation systems. HRM has evolved significantly since the early 1900s. The need to deal with labor unions and the human relations movement has increased the need for competent human resource pr ...

(5 pages) 487 0 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Education

tor employees were once forbidden to unionize. Only in the 1960s did the NEA and AFT become genuine labor unions--and often militant, self-serving, and rapacious.Applying an economics perspective, Bri ...

(2 pages) 174 0 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Competitive Strategy Southwest Airlines

reases werepassed along to consumers under a fixed rate-of-return based pricing scheme. Thisallowed labor unions to acquire a lot of power and workers at the major incumbentcarriers were overpaid.Afte ... line industry is also characterized by very high fixed costs. The majority of theoperational costs (labor, landing fees, cost of aircraft etc.) are fixed regardless of how fullthe planes are, and the ...

(8 pages) 260 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Wal-Mart: is it the source of all evil in America?

lso helps them keep their prices lower then the competition. Almost all major retail companies have labor unions, and all of those companies have to succumb to the pressure of those unions to stay in ... stay in business. This keeps their prices higher in order to make a profit. Wal-Mart does not have labor unions, which keeps them from having to raise prices.Something else that Wal-Mart does, they d ...

(2 pages) 84 1 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays