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eh... retail.

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Unions!!! [May. 14th, 2007|02:55 pm]
eh... retail.


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I agree strongly that all major retail chains should have a union program in place for their associates! 

According to Wikipedia...

A trade union or labor union is "a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment."[1]

Over the last three hundred years, trade unions have developed into a number of forms, influenced by differing political and economic regimes. The immediate objectives and activities of trade unions vary, but may include:

  • Provision of benefits to members: Early trade unions, like Friendly Societies, often provided a range of benefits to insure members against unemployment, ill health, old age and funeral expenses. In many developed countries, these functions have been assumed by the state; however, the provision of professional training, legal advice, and representation for members is still an important benefit of trade union membership.
  • Collective bargaining: Where trade unions are able to operate openly and are recognised by employers, they may negotiate with employers over wages and working conditions.
  • Industrial action: Trade unions may organize strikes or resistance to lockouts in furtherance of particular goals.
  • Political activity: Trade unions may promote legislation favorable to the interests of their members or workers as a whole. To this end they may pursue campaigns, undertake lobbying, or financially support individual candidates or parties (such as the Labour Party in Britain) for public office.

I suppose my question is... why are retailers so afraid of this? Because of profits!! Unions would support better work wages and conditions which would cost them MONEY!

We should get started and offer a website with a petition that people could sign... other than that, I wouldn't know what to do?