Labor Unions Benefits for Women Research Proposal by Nicky

Labor Unions Benefits for Women
Proposes a study to investigate unionized and non-unionized women workers to identify current levels of respective pay and benefits.
# 148474 | 2,020 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that the proposed study will focus on how women union members are threatened by the recent economic trends in ways that require justification of union representation to maintain viable labor representation in the future. Next, the author reviews the literature to see if unions have helped women in areas such as collective bargaining, securing health benefits and promoting job security. The paper describes the methodology to be used for the research including a two sample group survey. The questionnaire is included. This paper contains a table.

Table of Contents:
Problem Statement
Related Research/Literature Review
Research Procedure (Methods)
Population and Sample
Research Design
Instrumentation and Data Collection
Planned Method of Analysis
Time Schedule
Resources Needed
Needed Assurances/Clearances
Appendix: Proforma Survey

From the Paper:

"With the global economy on the downturn and showing no clear signs of improving soon, a growing number of American workers are facing layoffs and downsizings in ways that have not been seen since the Great Depression. Complicating matters for many workers is the fact that unions have been cited as one of the problems contributing to the shaky national economy since their efforts to improve working conditions for their membership over the years have resulted in relatively high levels of wages and expanded benefit packages that frequently far exceed their non-unionized competitors."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Colgan, F. & Ledwith, S. (2002). Gender, diversity, and trade unions: International perspectives. London: Routledge.
  • Dennis, C., & Harris, L. (2002). Marketing the e-business. London: Routledge.
  • Figart, D. M., Mutari, E. & Power, M. (2002). Living wages, equal wages: Gender and labor market policies in the United States. New York: Routledge.
  • Fraenkel, J. R. & Wallen, N. E. (2001). Educational research: A guide to the process. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Mastracci, S. H. (2003). Employment and training alternatives for non-college women: Do redistributive policies really redistribute? Policy Studies Journal, 31(4), 585-586.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Labor Unions Benefits for Women (2011, October 26) Retrieved September 22, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Labor Unions Benefits for Women" 26 October 2011. Web. 22 September. 2023. <>