Organized Labor

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Organized Labor

A group of employees in a certain company or with a certain skill who unite in a single body for purposes of negotiating wages, benefits, working conditions, and other issues with management. Members of an organized labor group must ratify decisions made by their representatives with management. Proponents of organized labor argue that it creates better working environments and played a significant role in creating the middle class in many countries. Critics contend that it creates economic inefficiency and can drive companies out of business with employees' high demands. In the United States, organized labor is regulated by the National Labor Relations Board. An organized labor group is called a union. See also: Strike.
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In Local 32B, Scalise used his influence as a national union officer to gain control over the local and then to begin to drain money out of it.
The combination of these sources affords an in-depth history of how organized crime groups worked methodically to corrupt national union leaders in the l930s and in so doing undercut the only recently won gains of union members.
It was from that position that he was brought into BSEIU in 1933, and four years later he won electio n as President of the national union.
Zieger's findings strike a different chord from those contained in We Are All Leaders on the three issues that most distinguish the Lynd collection: the nature of national union structures, the character of workers' militancy in the 1930s, and impact of federal government intervention on the workers' movement of that era.
Here his analysis rejects the central motif of the Lynd collection, the relentless conflict between rank-and-file militants and conservative national union leaders.
Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the National Union of Public and General Employees, I am writing to extend our support to your efforts to introduce legislation that would achieve equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Canada.
This cause brought together many of Canada's unions, in both the public sector--such as the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)--and the private sector--such as the Canadian Auto Workers and the Steelworkers.

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