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Thread: The Origin of Unions

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    Default The Origin of Unions

    Good article for the few of you on this site that seem to have forgotten why we have unions.

    In 1881, The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions was formed and five years later, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) was founded. Over the course of time, Congress became more sensitive toward the issues found lacking in the labor force. This prompted the creation of the Department of Labor.

    Labor unions have existed in one form or another in the United States since the birth of the country. They were designed to equalize power between labor and ownership. Without this accountability of power and ownership, management has the increased possibility of the influence of control by lowering wages, increasing work hours, or forcing workers to work in unsafe environments. Despite the erosion in their power and influence, these groups are still proving their importance. They have been woven into the political, economic and cultural fabric of America, and their influence has played a colorful role in its development.

    There are a number of different reasons employees may unionize. Trade union members are more likely to stay in their jobs longer than non-unionized workers. Unions provide a collective and powerful voice to communicate any frustration and/or dissatisfaction from workers. The force behind the desire to form a union is often nothing more than seeking to improve compensation received for work that is often undervalued. The lack of advancement opportunities, discrimination, nepotism and poor job security are frequent causes of employee unrest and interest in unionization.
    The Origin of Unions ˇ Guardian Liberty Voice
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    Default Re: The Origin of Unions

    A thousand likes for that post ABFwife.

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