Essays Tagged: "organized labor"

Organized Labor Laws and their history in U.S., covers past, present, and prospective future...3 pages

Labor Laws and Organized LaborLet's start way back at the beginning. The history of the Organized labor dates back ... e. Shoemakers, Blacksmiths, Tinsmiths, etc.). The first known union formed in the United States was organized by Shoemakers, or Cordwainers as they were known, in 1792. Their goal was to improve worki ... s a viable institution in the United States. By combining the strength of the various craft unions, organized labor gained strength in collective bargaining and politics.The fight resumed for the 8 ho ...

(5 pages) 193 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period form 1875 to 1900?

ng these working conditions quickly came to the forefront of American reforms. The movement towards organized labor from 1875-1900 was unsuccessful in improving the position of workers because of the ... vernmental support.Since there was no groundwork to rationalize and show examples of the success of organized labor, it was nearly impossible to make it work at this time. If unions were going to work ...

(4 pages) 27444 2 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Kennedy Conspiracy

ident John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy) were waging concurrently, one against organized crime and the other against Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba.The war against organized cri ... rt carried on by the CIA in alliance with the Cuban exiles.By the time the Kennedy's came to power, organized crime and its pawns in organized labor, like Jimmy Hoffa and the teamster's union, had bec ...

(12 pages) 127 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Company Shutdown

Unit 1 IP 2 Lobbyists for organized labor have repeatedly tried to persuade the governmentinto passing a law regulating plant ...

(3 pages) 141 0 3.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

United States Labor Strikes.

ng these working conditions quickly came to the forefront of American reforms. The movement towards organized labor from 1875-1900 was unsuccessful in improving the position of workers because of the ... G), troops were sent down to suppress the angered strikers. Almost all the strikes put fourth by an organized labor failed due to fact of the United State troops coming in and stopping them before dem ...

(3 pages) 44 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The History of Organized Labor.

et fair treatment in the workplace. During that battle more and more American workers would turn to organized labor unions to help their cause. The labor unions and there members faced violence, cruel ... the industrial revolution forged ahead the factory system grew many American workers began to form organized labor unions to protect their interests. In 1792 the shoemakers union was the first union ...

(4 pages) 79 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

All About Organized Labor

During the period of 1875 to 1900, organized labor went through both good and bad situations. Although it did succeed in creating sympa ... sult in lesser hours and increased pay, it was not as successful as most would have hoped it to be. Organized labor was unsuccessful in improving its workers position due to the collapse of many labor ... f strikes, and undisputed power that the employers had over their fellow workers.A big problem that organized labor faced was their inability to effectively organize. To begin with, not nearly enough ...

(2 pages) 39 1 2.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

A look at the Fair Labor Standards Act

some control over maximum hours, minimum wages, the evil of child labor, and the exploitation of unorganized labor." In 1938 the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed with immense pressure from ... ts." (Bovard 1994)FLSA and UnionsA March 1977 editorial piece from the New York Times chimed that, "Organized labor favors a high minimum wage because that reduces management's resistance to union rec ...

(5 pages) 150 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Labor Relations

The current state of organized labor can best be summarized by Terence O'Sullivan president of the Laborers Union in his ... nd I'm ashamed to say it: The labor movement is on life support". With this being said just because organized labor is on the decline does not mean that managing human resources will be easier. Actual ... 's out with old and in with the new, the challenge continues.The purpose of this paper is to define organized labor and its impact to Human Resources Management within an organization. Additionally, e ...

(4 pages) 345 0 4.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Labor Relations Paper

terested in the issues which will benefit both the employee and the organization.The origination of organized labor was designed to protect the employee from unfair often harmful business practices. P ...

(6 pages) 703 0 4.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

This paper will touch on the campaign, the election, contract negotiations, grievance handling, arbitration, labor relation, and strikes.

tion must familiarize themselves with federal laws governing unions.The purposes of establishing an organized labor were design to protect employees from unfair often-harmful business practices. Prior ...

(3 pages) 96 0 1.5 Apr/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

First Central Bank of River City

plants.By 1970, other union such as the National Education Association (NEA) had also successfully organized River City school teachers and college professors. Soon, collective bargaining became a fa ... y or a threat to FCB, in its 94 years of operation.The primary factors which protected FCB from the organized labor movement for so long can be attributed to prestige, good working hours, formal job e ...

(10 pages) 37 0 4.7 May/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

What Organized Labor Means To Me

The working class is the backbone of our society. Organized Labor is the backbone of the working class. It is the sacred duty of every society to supp ... itable salary scales, and health and retirement programs that reflect their hard work and devotion. Organized Labor has done exactly that in America. It has played a most important role in the advance ... , better worker's compensation, unemployment insurance laws, and taxes.I have recently learned that Organized Labor is actively involved in the designing and development of work-based training program ...

(1 pages) 651 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Unions

rift between unions. These union approaches have divided the Canadian labor movement. The nature of organized labor in Canada is in a state of transition, and many labor theorist are divided as to wha ... own agenda as to how work reorganization is going to effect their members. The way work has been reorganized was generally positive however it is still unknown as to how these changes will effect emp ...

(10 pages) 158 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Eugene Debs

d Socialist movement in the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century. His contributions to organized labor are felt even today. He was one of the first leaders to successfully mold labor and ...

(19 pages) 34 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

How Successful Was Organized Labor in improving the positions of workers in the period from 1875 to 1900?

From the period of 1875-1900 organized labor enhanced the position of workers to a certain extent. Organized labor is defined as ... hen bargain with employers to improve economic status and working conditions and through the use of organized labor political standings of workers. Organized labor had a good affect on workers since t ... d for employees and profits were being brought into employers due to the advancement in technology. Organized labor from 1875-1890 improved the positions of workers only to a certain level.The success ...

(6 pages) 67 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

How successful were labor unions or organized labor?

ere accustomed to radical ideas from their home lands and tied them into their newly found American organized labor. To a certain minor extent, organized labor was successful for being so persistent, ... re was the Panic of 1877. Most people at that time were actually just starting to get suspicious of organized labor, showing how the factory companies were trying to justify their treatment of their w ...

(3 pages) 42 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Employee Safety, Health, and Welfare Law Paper: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

the employment environment and describe the motivation to imply such an act and how it evolved from organized labor activity to a more widespread application.The Family and Medical leave Act of 1993 i ...

(4 pages) 380 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period from 1875-1900? Analyze the factors that contributed to the level of success achieved

From the years 1875 through 1900 many organized labor unions and strikes occurred. The point of these strikes and labor unions was to elim ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

"The Steel Strike of 1959 v. the Kroger Strike of 2004" This essay compares the two strikes.

he strength of the recent labor movement I do feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel for organized labor in 2009 and the future.The conditions surrounding the 1959 Steel Strike were very fa ... the contract, which outlined workers duties.Aside from its power by number, the USWA was also very organized internally. If a strike was to be announced, every worker would strike regardless of their ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays