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Labor Unions
This research paper examines the necessity of labor unions in contemporary society.
# 117189 | 2,726 words | 17 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 20, 2009 in Business (Law) , Business (Management) , Labor Studies (General)

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This research paper examines significant roles played by the labor unions in the United States and how labor unions have played a significant role in improving the employees' working conditions, issues of minimum wage, safety, and working environment. This paper also discusses reforms and working structure alterations to improve efficiency.

From the Paper:

"Labor unions have played significant role in improving the working conditions of employees. Employees' rights of minimum wage, pension funds, health insurances, better working conditions, and safety can be protected through an organized system of labor unions. A declining rate of union membership has been observed during the last few decades. Globalization, outsourcing jobs, economical changes, decreasing number of industrial jobs, new technological advancements, and inactive roles of labor unions themselves are few strong factors responsible for declining rate of union membership. Despite struggling in fast changing economical and political conditions, labor unions have also adopted new strategic ways to re-organize their efforts and operations. Without introducing new reforms and structural changes within labor unions, a successful future of unions is doubtful. Different labor unions are also thinking to merge with each other to make their operations more successful and efficient."

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