However, since then, the workers were forced to work 10 hours a day, 12 hours, or 14 hours, which makes the law exists in name only. Because the head of the state cooled to this and showed unfriendly attitude, a strike that for 8 hours of work began. A study found an important cause of riot (Shelley, 2007) In April, 1886, 250,000 workers took part in the May Day protests. The protests was organized by non-governmental international workers’ union in Chicago where is the center of activity. The businessmen and government felt fear for this revolution, head of the local business requirements to increase the number of the police and the army.
The Great Depression changed and effected Americans and the economy. Millions of Americans lost their jobs and homes. The economy went though a lot of failure of meeting financial obligation in banking and in trading. Because of this Europe and many other nations were set back from many of our abilities to help with their broken economies as well.The unemployment in the Depression was very scary. The Depression started with the market crash of 1929.
I. Material Facts of the Case Bob Bad was hired as a machine operator for Goodly Corporation. Bad started his employment under the expected 60 day probationary period at Goodly. At the conclusion of 60 days, Goodly would decide whether to keep the new employees or let them go. After Bad worked for only 20 days, the Union representing the employees called a strike pending negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement with Goodly.
It wasn’t long after he stopped playing with them that he started his own group called Blackbird. They played late night gigs in local bars where he lived. This became a problem for Stevie because he was staying out late and it affected his schoolwork and he started failing. After his grades started to drop his parents made him get a job at the local Dairy Mart washing dishes. Part of his job was to clean out the trash bin, which required him to have to stand on top of 55 gallon barrels with wooden lids that were used for storing grease.
General Motor's decision to close 11 factories allowed the corporation to gain more money but put thousands out of work, devastating the workers and the towns they lived in. The corporations should think of how their decisions affect people. Although this move may provide Americans with cheaper jobs, it has added thousands more to the already high unemployment. After watching the movie "Roger and Me," directed by Michael More, one would notice the changes in the town of Flint after the closing of the factory. While senior management is getting raises and expanding their corporation, people are living in misery because of the lay-offs; this could change if the corporations gave those unemployed some compensation.
But, this disaster causes a major damage in business field; the cost of damage is at least one billion dollars. Because water flushed into the subway tunnels, the trains are rerouted for a few weeks to pump the water out. Moreover, the network and electrical system of the Chicago’s Loop are impacted to the point that the electricity and natural gas are cut off. As a result, many offices are closed for couple of weeks, millions of office workers and store clerks are asked to leave the Loop and Chicago Board of Trade stopped in the mid-morning. It can be perceived that the flood disaster in Chicago will not happen, and the label of the Loop “A soggy ghost town” will not be named if engineers are aware that the new piling are installed at the wrong place or find out that there is water leaking into the tunnels.
GM’s current woes are nothing new. During the early 1980s management and assembly line workers in Fremont, California had reached an impasse. More than one fifth of the five thousand workers failed to even show for work daily. The workers believed that their jobs were considered expendable and management blamed the laborers for GM’s problems. A majority of workers had been there over 20 years and were “resistant” to change.
Transit strike hits Halifax CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/02/02/ns-transit-strike-halifax.html Details of the News Article: * 700 workers walked off the job after 1:30 am on Thursday. * The strike left 55000 commuters without bus or ferry service. * Lots of people in Halifax are in risk of losing their jobs and that’s bad for our economy. * Many options were offered to the workers but they did not accept them because they did not meet their wants. * This was the first strike since 14 years and will cost Halifax lots of money.
L100 Introduction to Unions and Collective Bargaining Final Exam Spring 2013 1. The 500 employees of Acme Corporation, all members of the Generic Workers Union, walk off their jobs when the union rejects the company’s contract offer after a three month negotiation. They set up a picket line at the main entrance to the Acme plant and try to block access and stop vehicles from entering and exiting. Can they legally do this? Can the company discharge them?
University of Phoenix Material Local Social, Political, and Economic Influences Assignment [pic] [pic] CLASSROOM AND ONLINE 1. Prepare a presentation on your analysis of a community college’s response to local social, political, or economic influence. The Local Social, Political, and Economic Influences Presentation is due in Week Six. As a Learning Team, select one of the following social, political, or economic concerns that could influence a community college, or another concern of your choosing: a. A manufacturing plant shuts down causing 2,000 workers in the local community of 30,000 people to lose their jobs.