Californian Labor History Essay by CalDR

Californian Labor History
An examination of the history and the achievements of the labor unions in California.
# 27862 | 1,153 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2003 in Labor Studies (General)

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This paper discusses how the state of California has given rise to some of the most significant changes in American labor relations. It analyzes how throughout its history, the state has been able to provide jobs in various sectors of the economy, from agriculture to aerospace and how currently, California unions represent workers in every industry, including education, entertainment, construction, health care, petroleum refinery, clothing and transportation. It provides a few examples from California's recent history that bear witness to the power and significance of labor unions in the state. It shows how California unions help workers achieve basic human needs such as reasonable wages in tune with the national economy, healthy workplace environments and a balance of power between management and employees. Without labor unions, skilled and unskilled workers in California would be grossly underrepresented in government and politics, as unions exert powerful influence on state and local public policy.

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