Executive Order 10988; Shaping Today's Unions Term Paper

Executive Order 10988; Shaping Today's Unions
Looks at the effect of Executive Order 10988 that changed public sector unions, especially in the state of Hawaii.
# 147361 | 1,180 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper discusses the history of Hawaiian collective labor unions, which have existed for almost all of its recorded history. Next, although viewed by many as a political ploy, the author relates that Executive Order 10988, which gave birth to public sector unions in 1962, has been a strong force in local economies in Hawaii and throughout the entire country. However, the paper concludes that today collective bargaining is under fire especially in states with fiscal deficits, such as Wisconsin.

From the Paper:

"There was criticism in the passage of 10988, citing political motives, rather than moral, intellectual, or financial motives. In fact, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had greatly opposed government unions, and spoke against them in 1937. Much of the criticism of public unions stemmed from the fact that private sector unions fight with management over equitable distribution of profits, and worker rights. Government unions, on the other hand, negotiate with politicians over taxpayer money which in turn produces highly political motives."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Disalvo, D.(2010). The Trouble with Public Sector Unions. National Affairs.Issue 5 Retrieved from http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/print/the-trouble-with-public-sector-unions
  • Henninger, D.(Jan 21,2010). The Fall of the House of Kennedy. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://www.online.wsj.com/article/fallofhouseofkennedy

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