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My Experience Working at the Manufacturing Workforce
Let's Join a Union To protect my identity, I will only tell you that I am a woman and I am working in the manufacturing workforce. Conditions at my workplace are unacceptable and unable to sustain a comfortable human life. The factory I work in is simply disgusting, the machines produce smoke and pollution, machines come w...
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An Analysis of the History, Pros, and Cons of Labor Unions
Labor unions Let’s start off by defining what a labor union is. Labor unions are worker organizations that seek to secure economic improvements for their members. They also seek to improve the safety, health, and other benefits of their members. There are a few different types of unions: Craft unions, industrial unions, a...
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The Failure of the Labor Unions in the Year 1865 to 1900
The labor unions in the period from 1875 to 1900 attempted many times to bring changes to the system of work. Throughout the years, many events occurred leading up to the changes in labor. THese events helped the labor unions receive easing of labor, but it wasn’t as successful as it should have been. Organized labor in tha...
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An Analysis of Applebaum's Article on Labor Market in the United States
“Fed Keeps Rates Steady and Says Labor Market Is Improving” The Federal Reserve, determined to move cautiously, said on Wednesday that the American economy still was not ready for higher interest rates. -Binyamin Appelbaum, The New York Times Summary: The Federal Reserve stated recently (a few days ago, in fact), that t...
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The Use of Illegal Conducts as a Strategy to Overturn the Results of the Union Representation Election
Case Study 5-4 At Young Skin’s Plant, the day before a union election, union officials set up two barbeques on the business property, served food and gave out free T-shirts. The problem here was that the T-shirts said vote “YES for Union” and were free ONLY to the people who signed a petition that they were pro-union AND...
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The Economic Impact and Benefits of Automation
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Fortune 500 companies can benefit from the automation of jobs. Direct economic impacts, employment, and indirect benefits are show in this in-depth report. This study was done due to the rising amounts of automation and to study the impacts automation has on the economy. Our conclusion is that fortune...
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How Did Slavery Encourage Both Economic Backwardness and Westward Expansion?
Slavery did, in fact, encourage both economic backwardness and westward expansion. The invention of the cotton gin and increase in slaves needed to operate this machinery drew southern plantation owners into the “black belt” and further into western territory in need for fertile soil that would increase profits. Southerners...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Increasing the Minimum Wage
Chapter 17 Discovery Journal “Fighting Back Against Wretched Wages” by Steven Greenhouse outlines a growing concern to increase minimum wage throughout the country. Recently, a string of one-day walkouts by employees in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Seattle has provided these protesters with national coverage for the i...
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The Issue of Income Inequality in the United States
The United States has become one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Although the country is wealthy the income inequality has become greater and greater over the last 30 years. The difference between the income of average workers and CEO’s is huge. This inequality of income hasn’t always been this way. The past 20 year...
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The Unequal Distribution of Income in the United States of America
Since the 1970’s the United States has been one of the most productive economies in the world. Despite financial crisis and recession the GDP in America has steadily been rising for the last 100 years (Fig 1). Despite this, the distribution of income in the U.S. is very unequal. Despite the huge growth in the productivity o...
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An Evaluation of the Impact of Both Imposed and Participative Budgeting on the Behavior of Workers
Budgeting process can take two main forms. First, an organization may
choose want to adopt an imposed budgeting process (Covaleski, 2006). The
imposed process does not seek input from junior employees who will
implement the budget objectives. On the other hand, participative budgeting
process seeks input from all employees...
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Identifying the Relationship Between Increased Employment Rates of Probationers and Reduced Recidivism Rates
The article, “ Reentry Initiatives: A study of the Federal Workforce Development Program” discusses the effectiveness of the Federal WFD programs within Pennsylvania in order to identify if there is a relationship between increased employment rates of probationers and reduced recidivism rates. For this study, a total of 2...
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An Annotated Bibliography on How Raising the Minimum Wages Would Impact the American Economy
Cascio, Wayne F. "The High Cost of Low Wages." Harvard Business Review. 1 Dec. 2006. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. Wayne F. Cascio, in his article “The High Cost of Low Wages” compares the two large corporations Costco and Wal-Mart, and how low wages affect the companies and their employees. In the article, he compares the amount of...
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Minimum Wage as the Main Reason for the Existence of Poverty in California and in Other Parts of the United States
According to the U.S. Debt Clock, as of May 2015, there are 44,044,584 people living in poverty in the United States right now. The state of California, which has the highest population out of all the states, only has 38,465,956 people, which is 12% of the U.S. population, with it’s population being the equivalent of the th...
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The Success of Organized Labor in Securing Labor Rights in the United States
As the United States industrialized and succeeded in becoming an international economic power, its companies began placing more emphasis on maximizing profits. Unfortunately, increased income often meant less concern for the laborers, who would be placed into lower and lower social strata as their bosses climbed the ladder....
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Income Inequality in the United States
Income Inequality: Opening Statement Throughout the course of history, income inequality has been debated a multitude of times. Some may argue that the government should address and intervene the nation’s wealth disparity in order to create an egalitarian society in which the majority of people across the country would be...
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The Disregard of Chinese Companies for the Laws of the Government and the Human Rights of Workers
It’s three thirty in the morning; a cool fog covers the city of Shanghai, smog and moisture forming in to a thick vapor that coats your throat with each breath. You’ve got to get your children ready for school: feed them, bathe them, and organize their packs for the day, all while you dread the day to come. Your hands are s...
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The Various Benefits of Having Women in the Work Force
Women engagement in employment has risen steadily over the past
decade. Women regarded to be employed are those that are engaged in either
daily or contractual employment and get remuneration at the end of the
period (Mooney, Knox & Schacht, 13). The number of working women has risen
due to the high costs o...
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An Analysis of the Current Work Environment in Relation to the Quality of Education Today
Abstract:This report will discuss and analyze the modern work world from the present out until 2025, in both national and multinational contexts. It will examine education in light of current economics, especially in STEM and business fields. It will also look at how the outlook for current graduates is, and make recommen...
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The Indemnification of Arnold C. Harberger's "The Incidence of the Corporation Income Tax"
In a reexamination of the “The Incidence of the Corporation Income Tax” by Harberger (1962), Arulampalam, Devereux, and Maffini decide to take a look at how taxes on corporate income are passed to the worker as lower wages. They do this by using two main processes. The first process is known as the wage bargain. Two aspects...
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A Comparison of Adam Smith and David Ricardo's Labor Theory of Value
Adam Smith and David Ricardo: A comparative study Adam Smith and David Ricardo’s labor Theory of Value The labor theories of value were generated in response to the quest to determine what constitutes the price or value of a commodity, in other words, what renders value to a commodity? Classical theorists like Smith and...
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Living and Working in Montgomery County, Maryland
Living in Montgomery County, Maryland has always been difficult for the working class. There are thousands of families and working people that are living paycheck to paycheck just to makes ends meet. The current minimum wage of $8.25 in Montgomery County is not enough to help those in need with their financial dues. A raise...
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The Importance of a Raise in Minimum Wage
A raise in minimum wage is one of the many strategies toward increase in society. Minimum wages impact our economy and affect our personal lives. I believe minimum wage should be increased every three to five years at least. In this paper I will talk about why it is my belief that minimum wage should be increased at least e...
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Why the Minimum Wage Matters in the U.S. Industry Economy
Just a Few Bucks: Why the Minimum Wage Matters In recent years, city and state-led efforts to raise the minimum wage have grown. The current federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. Individual states, however, have sought to promote higher living standards for their workers. In 2014, Delaware and M...
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An Analysis of Michael Harrington's Book "The Other America"
Recalibrating the Poverty Line In 1962, Michael Harrington’s book, The Other America, captured the essence of poverty in the United States decades after the nation’s war-aided economic rebound from the Great Depression. Before the publication of Harrington’s work, poverty, having become minority-centric, location-based—a...
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