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Unions

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Theresa Ward

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Transcript of Unions

Historical Timeline
Purpose of Unions
Issues within Unions
The union monopoly
Labor unions affect jobs and the economy
Unions in the workplace
Kiran Kumar Konduri◊ Benjamin Wagar◊ Marquis Walker◊ Xiji Wang◊ Theresa Ward◊ Steven Wisser◊ Sarah Wright
Discussion Points
Historical Timeline
Purpose of Unions
Issues within Unions
Union Issues with Companies/Managers
Companies and Unions Collaborating
Unions in the 21st Century
Unions benefit workers today
Unions are smaller than ever
Unions are not popular
Right-to-work laws undermine unions
Governments have fought against unions
Unions are expensive for companies
Summary
The Advantages of Labor Unions for Managers and Organizations
The Disadvantages of Labor Unions for Managers and Organizations
Union Issues with Companies/Managers
Unions
Job stability
Pension protection
Collective bargaining
Protect workers' rights
Utilize collective bargaining
Companies and Unions Collaborating
Companies seeing the union as business partners
Growing the partnership strategically
Building multiple union-company relationships
Unions benefit workers today
Unions in the 21st Century
Unions are smaller than ever
Unions in the 21st Century
Unions are not popular
Unions in the 21st Century
Most people:
Want unions to have less influence
Believe unions hurt the US economy
Believe unions will become weaker
Agree with right-to-work laws

Right-to-work laws undermine unions
Unions in the 21st Century
RTW laws give workers freedom to join unions or not
82% of the public agrees
RTW laws allow “free riders” to benefit from unions without paying dues.
64% of the public disagrees

Governments have fought against unions
Unions in the 21st Century
Wisconsin governor: collective bargaining costs taxpayers $100,000 per teacher7
Ohio governor: Senate Bill 5 strips power from unions and returns it to taxpayers9

Unions are expensive for companies
Unions in the 21st Century
California ports: powerful unions driving away business
Boeing: built new jet in right-to-work state
Tennessee Volkswagen plant: employees try to secure more work by refusing to unionize

The Advantages of Labor Unions for Managers and Organizations
Summary
Simpler Negotiations
Better employee satisfaction
Less turnover
Easier to make changes
The Disadvantages of Labor Unions for Managers and Organizations
Summary
Higher Wages
Strikes
Decreased Human Resources Control
More Lawsuits and Arbitration
Extra Accounting

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