Labor unions

Labor unions
Labor Unions have had an effect of American history as well as world-wide history from the time they became popular. Following wwii Americans were predominantly pro-labor, however, as time went on union?s credibility fell short of perfect. Union strikes proved to be bothersome to both the general public and company. Unions were also suppressing to employees through fraud and lack of worker rights (in earlier years, before Acts were passed). Although Union labor had its shortcomings, this type of labor is noted to be the most productive and economically beneficial. With both sides shown, I feel Unions will again thrive in the future with a few key adjustments made.
With wwii on the horizon in the early 1940?s, Americans knew they must produce goods for the cause. Production was greatly needed and worker?s shoes needed to be filled. Labor Unions stepped up and proved to be extremely productive and fruitful. Although productivity was high, Union strikes began to brake out. Labor Union employees felt suppressed under the growing power of the unions and work stoppages were at an all time high in 1944. Acts such as the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 and Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959 were passed to protect Union workers, however the corrupt unions had left employees feeling used and disrespected. The abusive reputation of unions still stands today as the public and employees find it hard to trust such massive corporations with dishonest pasts.
It is no secret that Labor Unions left a sour taste in society?s mouth; however building trust with the general public is key to Union?s future success. The unions of yesterday have left the public feeling fearful of what might happen in the future. Will history repeat itself? Will employees be deceived through the mighty power of Labor Unions? Promoting benefits of unionized labor is one approach to regaining the trust of the public. Benefits include medical aid, heath insurance, worker compensation and overall respect of employees in the workplace. I feel with these measures taken Labor unions will once again reach the productivity that it once had pre-wwii.
The past of Unions is indisputable; however, the outlook can be altered to form a promising future. The reversal of history can be done through reconstruction and restatement of workers rights. A reestablishment of worker liberties should be considered in order to clarify any confusion in which present and prospective employees are faced with. Unions are notorious for being tyrannical and inconsiderate towards employees and thus union heads should confront this issue head on and give workers a voice (i.e. vote). In order to regain union strength in today?s society I believe Unions must give workers honorable rights and a democratic right to be heard.
If key suggestions are taken into consideration by Union leaders, I feel Union Labor has the potential to have a huge influence on the twenty-first century. It is a fact that union assembly lines are the most productive labor and most beneficial to the economy, and thus I feel extreme measures should be taken to boost the reputation of Labor unions. Union leaders should take this opportunity to ultimately succeed. Labor Unions have nothing to lose, with all risks taken I feel the only way is up!

Labor unions 8.4 of 10 on the basis of 1772 Review.