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Collective Bargaining: Unionization Goals

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Explain the differences in the unionization goals of the AFL President, William Green versus those of CIO president, John L. Lewis. Which would you side with if you were there? Why?

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

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John L. Lewis, was head of the Mine Workers, and he felt the AFL should "finance and support big organizing campaigns in the nonunion industries on a basis that all the workers in each industry would belong to one industrial or, 'vertical,' union" (Albany, 2013). Vertical unions incorporate workers of many skills as well as unskilled occupations, all within the same industry. This contrasted with the viewpoint of AFL President William Green, who ...

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This solution explains the differences in the unionization goals of AFL President, William Green versus those of CIO president, John L. Lewis. It also gives an opinion on each side. Includes APA formatted references.

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