The managerialist approach is an analysis of organizations that takes the needs and the perspectives of management as its starting point. In the clip from the movie Norma Rae, there were many examples of the managerialist approach being used. Norma Rae was protesting her case on company time, which affected productivity of the factory. Her actions affected productivity, which is an integral part of the managerialst approach. When she persuaded fellow employees to shut their machines off and participate in her protest, profit was lost since no product was being made.
Singh should not have had to convince Manzoni that a problem exists. If there is a problem it should have been evident through the reports and not feelings or predictions on what may occur. The “meeting was acrimonious” (Brickley, Smith, & Zimmerman, 2009, p. 38) that is a problem it means everyone was defensive and upset. Singh was basically conducting the meeting in a hostile way, attacking everyone for the errors that have been occurring. How can you get to the bottom of an issue if employees are upset of being accused of doing their job wrong?
Peasant dissatisfaction was heightened by fear of what they believed was the government’s repossession of property. The assertion of national factions amidst the instability was found at its highest form in Georgia’s declaration of independence. The “Union of Unions”, an organization of liberal groups, was formed in May with the intent of forming some sort of alliance to include peasants and factory workers. Summer brought mutinies from both the navy and army. The humiliating outcome of the war with Japan did little to soothe the spirits of a country already increasingly suspicious of their leaders’ capability.
The General Manager at the Anderson Cost Club store discharged the two employees because he needed to downsize his workforce. The issue we are dealing with is that the General Manager failed to explain the reason and provide documentation for discharging the two employees. The Anderson Cost Club can discharge an employee with or without cause unless under a contract. It is important to document every disciplinary action regarding the employees and communicate in a very clear and concise manner to avoid
This has led to the downfall of unions since their jobs don’t exist anymore. Any attempt for a union to gain leverage for benefits or wages is met with a plant closure and a move to a non-union country. Organized labor should respond to these challenges by developing social movement unions which transcend the institutionalized trade unions. These unions act on their own outside of state institutions and recruit people of all walks of life. I will compare this method with radical political unionism which is similar to social movement unions but is class centered and also has a political focus.
Marx believed that "the feudal system of industry, under which industrial production was monopolized by closed guilds" had been pushed aside and "the manufacturing system took its place" (sfr-21.org,2009) in a capitalist society. This altered the relationship between a worker and his product. Previously a worker would complete a product and feel some form of satisfaction and would then be compensated for it. But with the introduction of capitalism, products were produced by machinery, and often the worker would never see the end result. The workers began to feel “estranged” from their jobs, as rather than being paid for each product produced, they were being paid an hourly wage.
The American Federation of Labor was so against the thought of including non craft laborers into unions that they publicly declared the IWW was far too radical, and even went so far as to say they were un-American. The IWW was not strictly for non craft laborers either, after all, one of the founding principles of the IWW was union and worker solidarity. The IWW included many members of a coal miners union, officials of which attended the first meeting that ended with the creation of the IWW. Their efforts to band together all laborers, craft or otherwise, showed the clear gap between the IWW and all other unions of that
The company had accomplished multiple unfair practices, from interrogating employees to not recognizing their bargaining rights. After reading the case study I couldn't help but side with the union. The way Larry Melton went about finding information from his employees was interrogating and disrespectful. They had valid persuasive arguments against the company including to threaten an employee for refusing to reveal the identities of employees who attended a union meeting. There is no reason Melton should be personally calling multiple employees on finding out who was involved.
The second slogan on display on the picket boards in this photograph criticizes Margaret Thatcher’s response to the strikes, which was to send more police to the striking areas to discourage those involved. The slogan indicates that this course of action was not
Their beliefs and morals are looked down upon by society, yet they refuse to give in to the pressures of their environment and change their standing. In Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street,” Bartleby, the protagonist, rebels against society’s ritualized work schedule. Bartleby begins his strike against society when refusing to perform his duties at work, saying “he prefers not to”. His nonchalant manner makes it seem as if he has the choice to work or not. He goes against his society’s highly stressed value of having a strong work ethic.