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AFL's principles & NLRB & Political Parties

3. How did the change of political parties (Democrat/Republican) influence the NLRB's decisions regarding unions in the 1980s and 1990s?

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.

Sloane, A. A., & Witney, F. (2010). Labor relations (13th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

4. Samuel Gompers, the first president of the AFL, had basic principles that laid the foundation for this organization. What are these principles? Describe three of them. Do you agree or disagree with these principles?
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.

Sloane, A. A., & Witney, F. (2010). Labor relations (13th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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3. How did the change of political parties (Democrat/Republican) influence the NLRB's decisions regarding unions in the 1980s and 1990s?

Ronald Reagan, a republican president elected in 1980,was instrumental in undermining the power of unions. In the 1980's "government launched a major attack directly on unions, beginning with Reagan's decision to fire all unionized air traffic controllers in 1981 during a strike early in (Reagan's) administration" (Wright, 2009). This resulted in a decline in unions. In appointing members of the NLRB, Reagan selected John Van de Water, a "management consultant who specialized in defeating union campaigns" (Flynn, 2012), as t the chair. This was later blocked by the Senate but not before Van de Water served for a year and a half as a recess appointee. In addition, Reagan's other appointees to the board were equally grounded in the management side, thus causing the AFL-CIO to protest, calling the nominations "instruments of non-union employers" (Flynn, 2012). Reagan's actions were a sea change from traditional nominees, who were often ...

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This solution addresses how the change of political parties influenced the NLRB's decisions regarding unions in the 1980s and the basic principles of Samuel Gompers, first president of AFL. APA formatted references included.

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