Labor Studies Essays & Term Papers

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Juan Concepcion Managing Diversity in the Workplace Cultural diversity in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent. Corporations in all industries are encouraging minorities, women, elderly workers, people with disabilities as well as foreign workers to join white males in the workplace. The following analysis will focus on these groups and how companies are encouraging them to join an ever-expanding workplace. Even if affirmative action is dismantled, diversity of the workf

LABOR UNION, LAUNCHED IN 1866, AND THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR, WHICH REACHED ITS ZENITH IN THE MID-1880S. ON THEIR FACE, THESE REFORM MOVEMENTS MIGHT HAVE SEEMED AT ODDS WITH TRADE UNIONISM, AIMING AS THEY DID AT THE COOPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH RATHER THAN A HIGHER WAGE, APPEALING BROADLY TO ALL "PRODUCERS" RATHER THAN STRICTLY TO WAGEWORKERS, AND ESCHEWING THE TRADE UNION RELIANCE ON THE STRIKE AND BOYCOTT. BUT CONTEMPORARIES SAW NO CONTRADICTION: TRADE UNIONISM TENDED TO THE WORKERS'' IMMEDI

Implementing Self-Directed Work Teams Self directed work teams are defined as a small number of people with complementary skills, who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach, for which they hold themselves mutually accountable (Katzenbach & Smith, 1993). Collaborative self directed work teams can get complex projects done at faster rates than the traditional boss-worker arrangement, because the decision making process is made faster and more effective in a

Labor Unions: Aging Dinosaur or Sleeping Giant? The Labor Movement and Unionism Background and Brief History Higher wages! Shorter workdays! Better working conditions! These famous words echoed throughout the United States beginning in “1790 with the skilled craftsmen” (Dessler, 1997, p. 544). For the last two-hundred years, workers of all trades have been fighting for their rights and “seeking methods of improving their living standards, working conditions, and job security

Self directed work teams are defined as a small number of people with complementary skills, who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach, for which they hold themselves mutually accountable (Katzenbach & Smith, 1993). Collaborative self directed work teams can get complex projects done at faster rates than the traditional boss-worker arrangement, because the decision making process is made faster and more effective in a team. Empowering teams to make decisions

Diversity in the Workplace Generally when someone begins speaking about diversity in the workplace, thoughts of Affirmative Action, racial diversity, or even sexual equality are usually foremost in our thoughts. However, diversity in the workplace really is so much more than this, we must also consider aging workers, handicapped workers, those with alternative lifestyles, and even physical traits to name others (For the sake of simplification, throughout this paper these will usually b

A year ago, I was confused on what career I was going to choose. It was a very difficult decision that I had to make because it would affect the rest of my life. I wanted to choose a career that I felt I would enjoy. Fortunately, I found my answer in two places. Video Theory and Production was a course that helped my decision greatly. In the beginning of the course, I was debating whether to keep the course or drop it as it was considered by many, a "bird course." In other words, it

November 8, 1999 English 100 -Reflective Essay What were the motives behind choosing a major in nursing? What have been the reasons behind these reasons? When I look back, it seems like I've always wanted to pursue such a career due to my mother who was and still is in such a profession. I remember, ever since the seventh grade, my plans of being a successful registered nurse. I can still remember my seventh grade project. It was to write about where I saw myself ten years into the

Many people come to college without a major. They just assume that they will choose one eventually. Fortunately for me I knew coming into college what I wanted to do, criminal justice. My family has a history in law enforcement, and I want to carry on this tradition. I would like to do this by becoming a lawyer, a big part of this field. I find this career interesting, but the road to becoming a lawyer is long and bumpy. When studying to become a lawyer you must first achieve at leas

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPOWERMENT The importance of empowerment is a concept that cannot be emphasized enough. Mediation experts Baruch Bush and Joseph Folger defined empowerment succinctly in just one sentence, “empowerment means the restoration to individuals of a sense of their own value and strength and their own capacity to handle life’s problems.” (Dugan, 2003). This can be applied to the work place as well as one’s personal life. Important studies regarding empowerment and its

Abstract This paper is intended as an applied research project to analyze and address specific issues used to promote a police take-home vehicle program to local government entities. The specific questions to be answered are: Does a police fleet program reduce maintenance costs thereby increasing the life of a vehicle? Does a police fleet program reduce traffic violations and criminal offenses in the area where the officer lives? I will cite works from various police agencies, scholars, an

2959 Domingo Village Tagum City 8100 Davao del Norte Phone: (0927) 560-4787 (084) 400-1332 email: luishualda@gmail.com Luis Antonio T. Hualda Personal Information Age: 30 Date of Birth: August 29, 1977 Place of Birth: Samal, Bataan Civil Status: Single Education 1994-1999 University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City Bachelor of Science in Community Development 2000-2002 University of the Philippines in Mindanao Davao City Diploma in Ur

Unfair dismissal has adverse effects on employees. This paper literally reviews the impact of unfair dismissal on employees in the UK. Abstract: The impact of unfair dismissal has serious consequences not only for the individuals whose lives are influenced either directly or indirectly, but also for enterprise productivity. Unfair dismissal strongly influences employee performance, rates of illnesses, absenteeism, accidents, and staff turnover. 1.0 Introduction In this work I am going to

Name: Hazel K. Carter-Strachan Date of Birth: 12/07/65 Address: 205 Leslie Clifford St Tel No: 868-663-8248/643-1783 Realspring Mobile No: 868-765-7365 Valsayn Nationality: Trinidadian E-mail: hazelkc@yahoo.com Status: Married OBJECTIVES To utilize my knowledge, skills and strengths in the performance of my assigned duties for the fulfillment of the mission of the organization EDUCATION Tertiary University of Leicester, United Kingdom - 2007 - P

This report on ‘Empowering the Workforce’ is relevant in the scenario of large scale emergence of firms and companies. Competition is growing at an unprecedented rate and thus, we need to look for ways to optimise our benefits in the face of this competition. To acquire a winning edge, it is proposed that a scheme for empowerment of the workforce be undertaken. Empowerment, talked of in business or commercial terms, is the process of assigning power to the employees by making them a part

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY While analyzing the current situation of Bodgitt and Blastit limited we had revealed that the company does not work based on any disciplinary procedures. Well� they just developed their disciplinary procedures last year and they need some time to revise it. But firing without any consent or proof of the misconduct was yet a foul incident and the company needs to do something about it, because on the basis of this matter the employee can easily file a case against the com

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Purpose and Scope of Document This report looks at the Personnel Recording System within Synergy. This was done through understanding the current Personnel Record System at Synergy and making recommendations to improve future record keeping. Methods Research was undertaken through: • Looking at existing systems • Identification of problems within the current system • Researching Best Practice with regard to Personnel Systems Results The results of the stud