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Purpose of Labor Unions

Why are labor unions formed; what is their purpose; and why has membership seen a decline in recent years?

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Labor unions were formed in order to help workers with issues that they faced in the workplace. These issues are such things as wages, safe working conditions, and reasonable working hours (Labor history and labor unions, 2007). With this being said, the purpose of the union is to represent the worker in order to help the worker obtain fair wages, fair treatment in the workplace, and better working conditions. The Union goes to bat for workers in order to maintain all of these important issues. It is because of these ...

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This is a 321 word solution that explains the purpose of labor unions. It has 2 references that tie the piece together. In addition to the purpose that labor unions serve, it covers the decline that they have faced in recent years. The solution provides a solid answer to why labor unions were formed, their purpose, and their recent decline.