Labor unions date back to the eighteenth century and the European Industrial Revolution. During this time in the US, there was a huge surge of new workers — adults and children alike — into the manufacturing industry. Although a debate exists as to the benefit and fairness of unions, it’s undeniable that early trade unions played a critical role in gaining rights and fair working conditions for employees. These rights and their associated fundamental ideals became a part of American culture that prevails today.
After reading Chapter 12 (Links to an external site.) in our course text, please discuss your opinion in at least two paragraphs. In your response, please address the following:
- Do you agree with unionization within organizations (why or why not)?
- List the advantages and disadvantages of unions to the employee and the company.
Post and Engage
Your response should be supported by APA-formatted (Links to an external site.) references. After your initial response, please respond to at least two classmates.
Your comments to classmates should include APA-formatted references and encourage an extension of the dialog by including questions, suggestions for further reading, or other resources for consideration.
Discussion posts are due by the fourth day of the module and replies by the sixth day.
Consult the grading rubric for detailed evaluation criteria for this discussion.
Module Objectives 1-2 and Learning Outcome 9.
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