The 200 employees of Corrosive Packaging Systems believe they are underpaid, and that their workplace is unsafe. A small group, representing disgruntled workers, contacts the Generic Workers Union about possibly joining the GWU. What should the GWU organizers do to get union recognition? What is Corrosive Packaging likely to do? Will they welcome unionization?
The Homestead Strike The Homestead Strike was held at Carnegie Steel Mill, and was famous for the struggles between the Labor Unions, and the Business owners around the late 1800s. Many of these struggles turned very violent, which caused many to get hurt. The Labor Unions (Organization of workers) were wanting higher pay, shorter work hours, and upgrade safety conditions for the members. Many Business owners think that Union is an act of trying to take charge of the business owners right to run their company as they please. The owners also don't like the fact that the Union Leaders can call a 'Strike' when the workers feel threatened with their job.
Ethics Paper MGT498 Ethics Paper One of the biggest things that big named organizations sometimes tend to forget is that when difficult decisions must be made, they affect everyone within that organization. Whether it be budget cuts leading to loss of hours or layoffs, lower stocks percentages for the shareholders or it can even change things positively, and require more production of hiring. Either way, when issues come up and things change, it is important to keep everyone involved well informed and made in the best interest of those directly affected. In the business world, corporations have a responsibility to the employees as well as the stakeholders to be ethical in their decision making by staying true to their beliefs and behavior to society. When unethical decisions are made, everyone involved in the corporation and its well being are affected in a negative way and will jeopardize the well being of the business.
Labor Union strikes were the most prominent form of worker insurrection against employers. During the period of 1875-1900, many labor unions participated in strikes, however many of them failed to achieve their goals. The biggest reason that farmers and workers went on strike was clearly stated by a machinist before the Senate Committee on Labor and Capital. Because machines were taking jobs away, workers would lose their livelihood, and most likely their only source of income. In the year of 1877, employees working for the four largest railroads went on strike due to the fact that their employers cut their wages by 10 percent; this was known as the Great Rail Road Strike.
It recognised that the industry needed to be reorganised but rejected the suggestion of nationalization. The report also recommended that the Government subsidy should be withdrawn and the miners' wages should be reduced. The leaders of the miners and the TUC refused to accept the report and the threatened a nationwide General Strike which inevitably took place in May 1926. Workers were adamant they weren’t going to work for these wages and as a result they protested which gained heavy media coverage, there famous slogan which showed they weren't going to put up with these unreasonable wage amounts was “Not a penny off the pay, not who persisted to protest without jobs. These are most important reasons h resulted in the TUC calling a general strike in 1926.
| Customers | Customers can stop buying products displaying the john Lewis logo, word of mouth means that john Lewis can be seriously damaged by customer shifts. They have a huge influence on the aims and objectives of john Lewis. However john Lewis may feel that it has sufficiently strong, brand loyalty to ignore customer input. | Employees | Employee can make john Lewis alter their aims and objectives to include staff needs and wants, john Lewis altered their company objectives to include the working conditions of its staff, however a set time when unemployment is high, employers are in a position of greater power as employment is harder to find. | Trade union | Unions mainly focus on the treatment and pay of the employees.
One manager was overheard saying, “I can’t believe this. I have better things to do with time than to referee a bunch of adults that act like 2 year-olds. It’s always this he-said/she-said crap, or I refused to work with this person because of blah, blah, blah. What is all the fuss about anyway?” It is all about conflict, which is a normal and natural part of our workplace and personal lives. Conflict arises from a clash of perceptions, goals, or values in an arena where people care about the outcome.
The loss of production and or customers due to failure to deliver the employees or products you sell is also an indirect cost that affects the business in a negative way. One indirect cost many of us do not think of is the effect on the companies morale and that can take a toll on others employees especially the ones who are taking the brunt of the work that the separated employee was performing. Turnover and the indirect cost can even include more frequent accidents and higher injuries due to the inexperience of newcomers. If you take all of the cost, the indirect and direct cost into consideration, you can start to see the full scope and calculate the cost of the
Case Study, Jack Carlisle, CIO Executive Summary IZL Corporation hired Jack Carlisle to restructure and reorganize the IZL IT department. The company was going through major turmoil in which the CEO Chuck Hansen was replaced by CEO Jim Giles and another SVP, Carl Strati. Jack Carlisle must assess the problems within the company and implement tactical and strategic changes. Carlisle must align the current business strategy with an aged information department that does not support business strategy. Other problems include the company having a lackadaisical business strategy, internal conflicts among upper management, an information technology department that has not been well run and is frequently criticized by peer executives, and a lack of integrated business objectives that do not align with information technology objectives, the inability to prioritize projects due to unclear business objectives.
This will cause a lack of consistency in teaching from the management side and discipline of the employee in balancing both clients and management. Every district manager might not have the same goals for each salesman. District managers may have different expectations on how the salesman should perform during a sales call. This could be why each manager had different records of Marsh’s performance written down in the reports. When Marsh started working with Ted Franklin, it made a negative impact on his attitude towards his career.