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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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3. Describe the two major forms of no-strike provisions agreed upon by managements and unions. Outline and explain the series of remedies that employers have available when these provisions are violated (including any union-generated action that interfered with production).

4. Define the dues-collection method called "checkoff", referencing the regulations under the Taft-Hartley Act. What are the advantages for labor organizations in further strengthening the union's institutional status?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. .( MUST BE APA FORMATTED) APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.
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