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    Write a paper in which we compare and contrast the pros and cons of union organization and how the decision to unionize impacts bargaining and negotiating as compared to individual efforts. In this paper, we should provide examples of real-world situations that reflect these pros and cons in order to provide a balanced assessment. In addition, use research to show the benefits and challenges to working in a human resources department within a unionized environment as well as outside of a unionized environment.

    References: minimum of five (5) resources.

    Length: 5-7 pages

    Use current APA standards.

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    There are some pros of bargaining and negotiations within a union environment. From the perspective of workers there is good collective negotiation which gets better wages, working hours, health and safety, and overtime. When unions are able to negotiate better working conditions it benefits the workers as a whole. From the perspective of the employer bargaining and negotiations with the union means dealing with one representative. Contrast the situation with having to bargain and negotiate separately with each employee (1). The situation can become impossible. Individual bargaining can be chaotic, deceptive, and de-moralizing. From the perspective of community bargaining and negotiations by unions improves the standard of living, lower workplace accident rates, lower death rates, and a higher number of good quality jobs. For example, bargaining and negotiations improves the salaries, benefits, and working conditions. of workers. Further, if there is action taken against the worker, the union representative negotiates with the management and improves the job security of the employees.

    From the ethical perspective, bargaining and negotiations by the union is ethical. It gives the weak employees a voice, a platform, and an influence in the manner in which they will be paid and treated. From the deontological ethical perspective it is the duty of the employer to listen to what the workers say(2). The act of bargaining and negotiations by the union enables the employer to fulfill this duty. From the perspective of employees, bargaining and negotiations enables their rightful demands to be heard by the employers. An important advantage that employers have when bargaining and negotiations are carried out by unions is that the danger of strikes and disruptions by dissatisfied employees is reduced. Disruptions of any type typically cripple the business and revenues, reputation, and profitability suffers. When there is bargaining and negotiations with unions the possibility of strikes and work disruptions is reduced substantially. From the perspective of employees, bargaining and negotiations provides protection to all employees. It also gives security and stability. From the employers view point this means employees ...

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    This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of Bargaining and Negotiations within Union and Non-Union employees. The response also contains the sources used.