Business Finance
Employment and Labor Laws: Unions

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1) Are unions still relevant and necessary today? Many question whether their role in labor and employment matters has run its course and they no longer have the same use as their original purpose. This author believes the opposite and that unions are more important today than ever and cites the decline in union membership as a reason for the decline of the middle class. Do you agree/disagree? Explain.

Link: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/09/why-unions-matter-more-than-ever-080571

2) What is the primary difference between what unions were bargaining for at their inception and today? Is this why we have a notion they are unimportant?

Each response must be a minimum of 200 words. References and in-text citation must be used. The selected tutor will be provided the e-book information.


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I agree with the author that unions matter more today than before. For instance, the significant
decline of union membership today is the reason for the fall of the middle-class group of people.
The middle class is considered to comprise most the people in the United States and hence the
decline of this group is a massive blow to the country. The aspect of union membership should,
therefore, be revived to help improve the middle class. Unions play a significant role in fighting
for the rights of its members, and thus they should be encouraged (Freeman...

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