Week 2 discussion 1
Compare the labor-management
relations between the United States, Canada, and Australia. Identify three
major differences between each and provide your opinion on the effectiveness of
Labor management is defined as
“relations between the management of an industrial enterprise and its
employees” (Farlex, 2015). When it comes to the size of police forces in
Australia, there are only “9 law enforcement agencies-six states and two
territories and one Federal Police organization” (Delord & Burpo, 2008).
When it comes to Canada there is “a national police force that the federal
government contracts to eight of the ten provinces to provide provincial police
services, the three northern territories and 200 individual municipalities”
(Delord & Burpo, 2008). “There are three provincial services and only 200
municipal and 17 regional police forces in all of Canada” (Delord & Burpo,
2008). In the United States there are many different styles of police agencies.
There are Federal police agencies, municipal agencies, state police agencies,
and federal non-law enforcement agencies that have their own police force. In
Australia and Canada all police forces are unionized. This is not all true for
the United States. There are a few police unions in the northern part of the
United States. However not every police force is unionized. In the countries of
Australia and Canada they do not openly endorse political candidates. In the
United States police unions openly endorse and try to help the political
candidates that they want to win the job. In other countries this is a practice
that is not highly looked upon. In the United States the police agencies are
decentralized. In other countries I feel as though that police agencies are
strongly watched over, due to the fact that there are not as many police
agencies and officers. In the United States the media plays a big role in
anything that goes on with law enforcement. The news media can really help with
law enforcement in the United States, but can also be its downfall at the same
Delord, R., Shannon, M., Burpo, J.,
& Spearing, J. (Eds.). (2008). Police
union power, politics, and confrontation in the 21st century: New challenges,
new issues (2nd ed.). United States of America: Charles C. Thomas
Farlex. (2015). Labor Management.
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