The Decline of Labor Unions

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Dear writer, I am retaking a class that I failed a few semesters ago. I have already done this assignment. This paper was witten very well and I would ike to use it again. However, if I were to resubmit the assignment as it is. I may be liable for self-plagarism, so I am not able to reuse my assignment without revising it. I would like for you to read and analyze my original assignment and edit or rewrite it so that I can use for this semester. This ssignment is not requiring you to write a paper from scratch but rather reword what I have allready written. Thank you. Feel free to add new information if you feel the need to do so.

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School: Duke University



Kirshay Mobley
SOC 300– Working in Modern Society
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Cecelia WaslhRusso
Critical Thinking Module 6: The Decline of Labor Unions
June 24, 2018




The Decline of Labor Unions
The emergence of labor unions in the 19th century saw a great revolution in the
employment sector. At this point, workers got an opportunity to organize themselves and
began participating in decision-making within the workplace. For instance, as reported by
Hodson and Sullivan (2012), they were able to demand better wages, lower working hours,
and conducive/safer working environments. While these unions were a necessity in their
initial years of operation, they have since become a luxury in many working areas. In this
case, some experts feel that the labor unions are no longer a necessity in many working
environments (Hodson & Sullivan, 2012). This paper will explore a history of labor unions,
the progress of their relevance over the years, their benefits and setbacks, and the efforts that
are being put by successful unions.
The history of labor unions can be traced back in the 18th century. At this time, the
industrial revolution led to an increase in the number of employed people and thus created a
need for representation. This coincided with a time when the US had just gained
independence and thus contributed to the liberty of the people through their efforts to protect
the workers. It soon became integrated into the American philosophy. Founded in 1886 under
the leadership of Samuel Gompers, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) remains one of
the famous labor unions. At its peak, the union represented 1.4 million workers in various
areas such as negotiation of wage increase and improvement of the safety standards in the
workplace. Although the number of people in unions continued to increase in both the public
and the private sector, t...

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