Pros and Cons of Labor Unions Analytical Essay

Pros and Cons of Labor Unions
Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of labor unions.
# 119354 | 1,586 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | KE
Published on Apr 22, 2010 in Political Science (U.S.) , History (General) , Business (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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The author of this paper argues that the although labor unions have evolved since the unionization denotation in the 1930's, there is still a large amount of conflicting opinion for and against these workers' organizations. Some advantages discussed include the unification of coworkers, wage protection, their ability to raise salary and benefits. Disadvantages include a loss of motivation to work hard and no freedom for the employee to develop no their individual virtues.

From the Paper:

"Labor unions began to develop due to the need for protection and security for personnel. Workers formed labor unions to respond to the unbearable working conditions, low income, and long working hours. During the Industrial Revolution people used to work in insecure factories from daylight to dark throughout the week for only pennies a day. These harsh conditions forced workers to look for better ways of improving their situation. They steadily learned that by joining and negotiating as a group, they could pressure the managers to act in response to their demands.
"The merging of employees brought about specialization of employees in the workplace. This new factory system, which developed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, brought to workers both steady employment in good economic times and bad working conditions and unemployment during depressions (zinga, 2005)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Zinga J. (2005). Labor unions. Nairobi, NA: Longman Publishers.
  • Mrswing J. (2005). Charts on pros and cons of labor unions. Nakuru, NA: ODM Publishers.
  • Kirigo, B. (1998). Labor unions elasticity. UJ: Longhorn Publishers.
  • Njoroge, A. (2003).Advantages of labor unions . KA: Macmillan Publishers.
  • Jambi, J. (2005).Features of labor unions. Nakuru, NA: ODM Publishers.

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