Write an APA formatted paper (see the sample APA paper in the Course Materials forum) of no more than 700 words discussing the questions noted below. Be sure to submit a Certificate of Originality with your assignment as a separate document.
- Write an introductory paragraph (introduce the importance of labor laws ending with a transition sentence introducing the topic of union and labor relation negotiations and employee relations)
- Define the Taft-Harley Act.
- Define the National Labors Relations Act of 1935.
- Discuss the purpose of Unions.
- Discuss the purpose of Labor Relations.
- Discuss the impact of poor labor relations on productivity, quality of work life, and the bottom line.
- Define the position of Unions in today’s workforce. Is it strong? Is it weak? Cite an example.
- Concluding paragraph (Summarize your findings and use a first level heading entitled Conclusion.)
- References (be sure to cite all of your references).
- Submit your assignment and the Certificate of Originality (CoO) to the assignment link.
What we have seen with labor laws extends to the entire hiring process that is done by HR. A lot of Corporations and Private Businesses have a three stage interviewing process, there is a drug test with laws that were implemented during the Reagan Presidency, the individuals conducting the interview are interested in the employees race, sexual orientation, and ultimately judging how innovative they are through their personality and past occupations and organizations.
The Taft Hartley Act “formally Labor–Management Relations Act, (1947), in U.S. history, law—enacted over the veto of Pres. Harry S. Truman—amending much of the pro-union Wagner Act of 1935. A variety of factors, including the fear of Communist infiltration of labour unions, the tremendous growth in both membership and power of unions, and a series of large-scale strikes, contributed to an anti-union climate in the United States after World War II. Republican majorities in both houses of Congress—the first since 1930—sought to remedy the union abuses seen as permitted under the Wagner Act” (Taft Hartley Act, “2013).
The Wagner Act officially known as the National Labor Relations Act (1935) is “the single most important piece of labour legislation enacted in the United States in the 20th century. It was enacted to eliminate employers’ interference with the autonomous organization of workers into unions” (Wagner Act, 2013).
The purpose of Unions is to create a line of communication between labor and management. They are seen as a collective and gather together so their interests can be heard. Popular occupations with Unions are steelworkers, teachers, and nurses.
Labor Relations defined is the study of the outcomes of the labor market. This includes rule fixing, collective bargaining, the unitary, pluralist, and radical perspective.
Poor labor relations can greatly affect the productivity, the quality of work, and the bottom line. There is a creation of a workplace democracy if you will and if this fails to exist one person can start dragging the whole company down. To large extent it is about covering the Micro and Macro Economics of a company, the human resource management during the hiring and organizing, and the personal economics of employment relations.
I think the whole Union movement is not as strong as it might seem to society. I know occupations like teachers, nurses, steelworkers, etc have unions. However there is always a battle waging between the workforce and the management. I know for a fact that in some instance even mentioning you joined a union can you get fired from an occupation.
All in all, we have seen Unions take control of the office space to protect rights as a collective and makes people more loyal and reduce turnover in the workplace. Labor relations has been indeed been considered an important aspect of keeping a company running smoothly and the employment laws in place are enlisted to protect the advances our society has made.
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