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Management & Labor

Why is it in the best interests of management and labor to work together? Or is it?

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"The first unions in America appeared between 1790 and 1820. These were local organizations of skilled craftspeople, such as shoemakers in Philadelphia, printers in New York, tailors in Baltimore, and other similar groups" (Byars and Rue, 2004). Labor Unions usually have a workers best interest at heart. They strive to ensure workers have a fair advantage in which equality resonates within the organizational structure. Several years ago employers were exposed for overworking staff members in exchange for lower wages. It has been my experience that labor unions sought to prevent unfair labor practices from occurring. For example, one of the five star resorts I use to work for gave employees options as to whether or not they wanted to become a member of a labor union during that time (1998) it was not mandatory to become affiliated with a labor union however the unions are implemented to protect workers. It was at the sole discretion of the employee if he or she wanted to participate. During ...

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The solution discusses management and labor.