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 Labor unions - Knowmore
In such cases, unions have certain legal rights, most importantly the right to negotiate collectively with an employer (or employers) over wages, working hours and other terms and conditions of employment — meaning that such things are not set unilaterally by management, but must be agreed upon by both parties.
Unions may also engage in broader political or social struggle; unions in some countries are closely aligned with political parties.
Unions are sometimes thought to be successors to medieval guilds, though this is still being debated by historians.
www.knowmore.org /index.php/Labor_unions   (2121 words)

  
  EH.Net Encyclopedia: Labor Unions in the United States
Union growth, therefore, is concentrated in short periods of dramatic social upheaval; in the thirteen countries listed in Tables 1 and 2, 67 percent of growth comes in only five years, and over 90 percent in only ten years.
English union membership was divided between members of a stable core of craft unions and a growing membership in industrial and regional unions based in mining, cotton textiles, and transportation.
Unions begin to decline in the US It was after World War II that American Exceptionalism became most valid, when the United States emerged as the advanced, capitalist democracy with the weakest labor movement.
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 Wikinfo | Labor union
A labor union (American English) or trade union (British English) is a commercial entity consisted of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the trades workers in a particular industry.
Despite this, labor unions were formed and began to acquire political power, eventually resulting in a body of labor law which not only legalized organizing efforts, but codified the relationship between employers and those employees organized into labor unions.
Labor Unions in the US Most labor unions in the United States are members of the AFL-CIO, or the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Trade_union   (925 words)

  
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Unions may organise a particular section of skilled workers (craft unionism), a cross-section of workers from various trades (general unionism), or attempt to organise all workers within a particular industry (industrial unionism).
From the beginning unions could be viewed as a reflection of the racial disunity of the country, with the earliest unions being predominantly for white workers.
Labor unions in the United States today function as legally recognized representatives of workers in numerous industries, but in recent years have seen their greatest growth among service sector and public sector workers.
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  labor union
A union, in sharp contrast, is an organisation of hired workers who, generally speaking, own and control only their own ability to labour, not the tools or materials they work on.
Labor unions are tightly regulated and overseen by the United States Department of Labor under the authority of the
If the union and the employer still cannot settle the matter, either party can choose to send the dispute to arbitration, where the case is argued before a neutral third party.
www.findthelinks.com /history/labor_union.htm   (1494 words)

  
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A union (labor union in American English or 6 trade union in British English) is a 3 commercial entity consisting of 3 employees or workers having a common 6 interest, such as 4 all the assembly workers 9 for one employer, or 7 all the workers in 3 a particular industry.
A union, 3 in sharp contrast, 2 is an organisation 1 of hired workers 4 who, generally speaking, 0 own and control only 6 their own ability 9 to labor, not 3 the tools or 9 materials they work 1 on.
Many US unions lost 9 much of their 2 prestige when links 9 to organized crime 3 were discovered.Union membership 1 has been steadily 2 declining for the past 3 decade or so 6 in all but the 4 public sector (that 5 is, unions of 6 government employees).
www.thub.net /labor_union_.htm   (1269 words)

  
 Labor Unions, by Morgan O. Reynolds: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
For more than a century now, labor unions have been celebrated in folk songs and popular myth as fearless champions of the downtrodden working man, while "the bosses" are depicted as coldhearted exploiters of employees.
Unions are relatively immune from payment of tort damages for injuries inflicted in labor disputes, from federal court injunctions, and from many state laws under the "federal preemption" doctrine.
Most unions in the private sector are in crafts and industries that have few companies or that are concentrated in one region of the country.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/LaborUnions.html   (1768 words)

  
 Labor union - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
de:Gewerkschaft nl:vakbond ja:%E5%8A%B4%E5%83%8D%E7%B5%84%E5%90%88pl:Związek_zawodowyzh:工会 A labor union (American English) or trade union (British English) is a commercial entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the trades workers in a particular industry.
As labor law is very diverse in different countries, so is the function of Labor Unions.
Most labor unions in the United States are members of the AFL-CIO, or the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Labor_union   (1100 words)

  
 The AFL-CIO's Disintegration and Its Possible Implications
Yes, the unions negotiated aggressively for workers at those companies years ago, but the overly generous health care and pension promises they “won” were not victories in hindsight.
Union disintegration is not the result of declining union membership and may actually be the only alternative to further decline.
Certainly, the vast majority of American workers who are not union members can imagine ways to improve their workplace environments, but organized labor does not have the flexibility to represent these diverse interests in its present form.
www.heritage.org /Research/Labor/wm808.cfm   (947 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Bush Courts Carpenters Union in Effort to Build Labor Ties
President Bush, continuing his effort to erode Democrats' historical hold on labor unions, spoke yesterday to a cheering convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, where he was saluted for being more concerned about the members than about politics.
White House strategy documents list labor unions as one of the constituencies -- along with Latinos, suburban women and Catholics -- where Bush is working to "grow" his support.
Although unions spent heavily on behalf of the Democratic nominee in the last presidential election and can be expected to do so again in 2004, the Bush administration has found common ground with several unions on certain issues.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A13853-2002Jun19?language=printer   (476 words)

  
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Union Plus is brought to you by Union Privilege - established in 1986 by the AFL-CIO to provide consumer benefits to union members.
The United Association for Labor Education is a new, united organization of labor educators launched at the start of a century which promises progress, growth, and hope for the labor movement.
Together we will work to promote education as an essential tool in the process of union transformation, to develop new leadership, and to strengthen the field of labor education in order to meet the ever-changing needs of unions and workers.
main.uab.edu /show.asp?durki=20238   (510 words)

  
 Hotline On Call: RNC/WH Outreach To ... Labor Unions?
Participating unions include the carpenters, the operating engineers, the firefighters, the laborers, the boilermakers, the painters and the seafarers.
Unions, traditionally the worker bees of Dem GOTV efforts and the largest single source of the party's election finances, were targeted almost immediately by WH dep CoS Karl Rove when Bush took office.
Andrew Stern, whose union has spent tens of millions to elect Dems every cycle, warned the Dem Party to never assume that labor automatically would fight from their corner, and he routinely meets with top GOPers to lobby about labor issues.
hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com /archives/2006/04/rncwh_outreach_1.html   (779 words)

  
 Unions affiliated with WSLC
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance -- APALA is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American union members, dedicated to helping these workers, many of them immigrants, strive to achieve the American dream in the face of unsafe and exploitative workplace conditions.
Coalition of Labor Union Women -- CLUW works to more effectively address the critical needs of millions of unorganized sisters and make their unions more responsive to the needs of all women.
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement -- LCLAA advocates for the rights of all Latino workers and their families in all phases of the American trade union movement and the political process.
www.wslc.org /aff-list.htm   (2136 words)

  
 Big Labor’s Top Ten Special Privileges - National Right to Work Foundation
Labor union officials enjoy many extraordinary powers and immunities that were created by legislatures and the courts.
Monopoly bargaining, or “exclusive representation,” which is embedded in most of the country’s labor relations statutes, enables union officials to act as the exclusive bargaining agents of all employees at a unionized workplace, thereby depriving employees of the right to make their own employment contracts.
Union bigwigs can spend unlimited amounts on communications to members and their families in support of, or opposition to, candidates for federal office, and they need not report these expenditures if they successfully claim that union publications are primarily devoted to other subjects.
www.nrtw.org /d/big_labor_special_privileges.htm   (933 words)

  
 European Labor Unions — www.greenwood.com
The format provides for a history of the labor movement in each of 31 European countries, including members of the former Eastern Bloc, with a bibliography with many, if not most, of the sources in the native language.
Each of the entries is followed by a list of major labor unions with descriptions varying in length from one sentence to two pages.
Although coverage is selective, the country chapters generally include profiles of all important national trade union federations and confederations, and of individual unions representing the most significant ideological and political variants, as well as some of the major national occupational sectors.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/CEL/.aspx   (478 words)

  
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Once the list is released, all "interested parties" -- to include federal employees working within a function on the list, federal labor unions and contractors -- have 30 working days to submit challenges to the inclusion or exclusion of any function.
"This year’s list, with entries for both 1999 and 2000, makes it even more impossible to determine whether your position is even on the list, let alone whether you should submit a challenge," he said.
Union officials said they don’t want the inventory list to "serve as a starting point" for installations.
www.usma.edu /publicaffairs/PV/010216/OMB.htm   (569 words)

  
 Labor-Union & Related Links
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers
International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions...
International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco, and Allied Workers' Associations...
members.tripod.com /~irish_7x4/index-15.html   (294 words)

  
 Labor Notes Email Update List | Labor Notes
Please tell other labor activists who believe in stronger unions about this list.
So when dealing with the listmaster, you should give detailed information of the problem, and the name of the Labor Notes list.
The name of our list is not Labor Notes and not Labor Notes Update.
labornotes.org /eblast   (387 words)

  
 NathanNewman.org: Labor- Why Unions Archives
Many of you think labor unions are dinosaurs, lumbering beasts with pea-sized brains stumbling along waiting for extinction in a world passing them by.
God knows, union leaders have done stupid things at times, but what strikes me is the sustained innovation and intelligence by unions over the last decade or so, barely noticed by the media or even fellow progressive activists.
So on this Labor Day, this is my celebration not of the justice of the labor cause, but of the brilliance of those fighting and often winning against long odds in the modern economy.
www.nathannewman.org /log/archives/cat_labor_why_unions.shtml   (1257 words)

  
 Labor Unions
Provides assistance to union members, their families, and other citizens in need and works through education and advocacy to promote a stronger, more responsive community.
Labor newspaper published on the first and third Fridays of the month.
The Labor Press is delivered twice monthly to members, and the Local 88 page-usually in the middle of the paper-appears in the edition that comes around the 20th of the month.
www.local88.ws /resources/unions.cfm   (282 words)

  
 Labor Unions
This guide is an introduction to the research process that, while not being an exhaustive list of information resources available, should be helpful in getting started in your research about labor unions.
Below you will find pointers to suggested research terms about labor unions, materials in the library catalog about labor unions, websites relevant to labor unions, and links to library databases that contain information about labor unions.
A principal purpose is to help orient/educate labor unions to using the Internet for union purposes, but some of the byproducts of the site can be very useful to academic researchers also.
library.smc.edu /research/topics/labor_unions.htm   (688 words)

  
 The Gay Alliance of the Genessee Valley - Labor leaders support marriage equality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Among the unions on the list are: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199; United Federation of Teachers (UFT); and, a number of affiliates and locals of UNITE HERE, United Auto Workers (UAW), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and Communications Workers of America (CWA).
When informed about labor’s support for marriage equality in New York, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn said, “The pundits often divide Americans into distinct and separate groups, but the reality is, we are far more integrated and diverse than that.
Union families are not so different from LGBT New Yorkers -- indeed, many union members are gay or lesbian.
www.gayalliance.org /content/view/482/88   (1201 words)

  
 American Rights at Work: The Labor Day List - Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In our second-annual Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work, American Rights at Work celebrates partnerships between employers and their employees’ unions that both meet the needs of workers and fulfill business objectives in the global economy.
Many companies would lead us to conclude that massive layoffs, slashing benefits, employing temporary and cheap labor, and hiring unionbusters to prevent workers from forming unions are necessary to remain profitable.
The practices of Labor Day List employers buck the current “race-to-the-bottom” trend and demonstrate that there are alternative models which fulfill the needs of their shareholders, employees, and valued customers.
www.araw.org /srb/ldl.cfm   (135 words)

  
 Educational Programs for Unions
On-site classes for Union Members: Drawing from a list of options leaders can bring customized programs for their membership onsite at work, the union hall, or other convenient locations.
Leading the Union: Courses designed to increase the leadership abilities and personal effectiveness of union leaders, staff, and activists.
Building the Union: Programs designed to increase the effectiveness of unions and their standing committees.
www.laborstudies.wayne.edu /unions/forUnions.html   (95 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Labor Unions: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Unions & Labor Law: A list by Spyneyes "Rick"
Union Members Viewing/Reading List: A list by Nonfiction Steve
State of the Union: A Century of American Labor (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America) by Nelson Lichtenstein (Paperback - Aug 28, 2003)
www.amazon.com /Labor-Unions-Politics-Nonfiction-Books/b?ie=UTF8&tag2=zoopoliticsco-20&node=11103   (941 words)

  
 Labor Unions Email List
Our Labor Unions List is a one of a kind marketing opportunity.
If you answered yes to either of these questions, then our Labor Unions Email List is what you need.
We offer 40,000 email addresses of Labor Union contacts who may be interested in your products and services.
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 American Rights at Work: The Labor Day List - Index
In our second-annual Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work, American Rights at Work celebrates partnerships between employers and their employees’ unions that both meet the needs of workers and fulfill business objectives in the global economy.
Many companies would lead us to conclude that massive layoffs, slashing benefits, employing temporary and cheap labor, and hiring unionbusters to prevent workers from forming unions are necessary to remain profitable.
The practices of Labor Day List employers buck the current “race-to-the-bottom” trend and demonstrate that there are alternative models which fulfill the needs of their shareholders, employees, and valued customers.
www.americanrightsatwork.com /srb/ldl.cfm   (141 words)

  
 Global Union Links
He also serves as the president of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Ten Global Union Federations (GUFs) are the international representatives of unions organizing in specific industry sectors or occupational groups.
Labor unions are a fundamental institution for democracy and economic development.
www.aflcio.org /aboutus/globalunions   (330 words)

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