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The AFLCIO and Organized Labor Regeneration
The AFLCIO and Organized Labor Regeneration
The AFLCIO and Organized Labor Regeneration While researching this paper I came across a very interesting article. In the November 2000 issue of Reason magazine, Michael McMenamin leads with the following paragraph: Organized labor was a one-century phenomenon. Look it up. Union members were only 9.5% of the private sector work force in 1999, down from a peak of 37% 40 years earlier. The last time union membership was so low was in 1902, when the union members were 9.3% of the private sector wor
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship "Inevitably, being an uncontrolled system, means that the Internet will be subjected to subversive applications of some unscrupulous users." (Kershaw) The concept of the Internet was created in answer to a strategic problem faced by the United States government during the Cold war era. A nuclear attack would easily disrupt a traditional computer network and hence make communication impossible. The solution was found in a new type of network. A network where all nodes would be
A dolls house
A dolls house
A dolls house In the play, A Dolls House, by Henrik Ibsen there seems to include serious social commentary underlying in this piece. This play is obviously critical of the time period, but also presents little or no solutions. The play is critiquing the society of the time for its structured hierarchy of male dominance. The play has placed its blame by skillfully creating characters that bring forth issues of power and control, ignorance and innocence, rebirth, and social status. Throughout the
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Collective Bargaining Agreements TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction………………………………….Page 2 Management Rights…………………………Page 3 Union Security……………………………….Page 4 Wages and Benefits………………………… Page 5 Individual Security (Seniority) Rights……..Page 6 Dispute Resolution…………………………..Page 7 Bibliography …………………………………Page 10 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS A collective bargaining agreement collectively sets the terms on which an employer offers individual work contracts to each of its employees in the bargaining
Trade Unions - A Future?
Trade Unions - A Future?
Trade Unions - A Future? Trade Unions - a future? “A trade union is an independant self-regulating organization of workers created to protect and advance the interests of its members through collective action.” Over recent years, it has become fashionable in many quarters to write off Britain’s trade unions, to label them as obsolete institutions out of touch with new realities and incapable of change. In today’s world of individual employment contracts, performance-related pay schemes, Human Re
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery bus boycott changed the way people lived and reacted to each other. The American civil rights movement began a long time ago, as early as the seventeenth century, with blacks and whites all protesting slavery together. The peak of the civil rights movement came in the 1950\'s starting with the successful bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama. The civil rights movement was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence
Alcoholism And Its Effects
Alcoholism And Its Effects
Alcoholism And Its Effects Michael Patterson Prof. Gould April 4, 1999 English 120 Alcohol Affects Us All When people hear the word “drug,” they usually think of an illegal substance such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or any other drug that can be found on the street. Most people never consider the fact that consuming alcohol can be just as harmful as illegal drugs, not only on the body, but on the mind and spirit as well (#1). If constantly abused, alcohol can be even worse for one than taking
Capital punishment1
Capital punishment1
capital punishment1 Should Capital Punishment be Abolished? Capital punishment has been part of the criminal justice system since the earliest of times. But opponents have argued that the death penalty is racist, economically unjustified, and in violation of the United States Constitution as "...cruel and unusual punishment" (“Chronology”). However, today much of the debate over capital punishment is about whether it is morally right to sentence a person who has committed a serious crime to deat
Capital Pumishment
Capital Pumishment
Capital Pumishment Capital Punishment - Injustice of Society The state of the public’s satisfaction in the ways of capital sentencing does not constitute serving justice. Today’s system of capital punishment is fought with inequalities and injustices. The commonly offered arguments for the death penalty are filled with holes. It was a deterrent. It removed killers. It was the ultimate punishment. It is biblical. It satisfied the public’s need for retribution. It relieved the anguish of the victi
Government Intervention Of The Internet
Government Intervention Of The Internet
Government Intervention Of The Internet Computer Science Government Intervention of the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world
None4
None4
none4 LABOR UNION, LAUNCHED IN 1866, AND THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR, WHICH REACHED ITS ZENITH IN THE MID-1880S. ON THEIR FACE, THESE REFORM MOVEMENTS MIGHT HAVE SEEMED AT ODDS WITH TRADE UNIONISM, AIMING AS THEY DID AT THE COOPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH RATHER THAN A HIGHER WAGE, APPEALING BROADLY TO ALL "PRODUCERS" RATHER THAN STRICTLY TO WAGEWORKERS, AND ESCHEWING THE TRADE UNION RELIANCE ON THE STRIKE AND BOYCOTT. BUT CONTEMPORARIES SAW NO CONTRADICTION: TRADE UNIONISM TENDED TO THE WORKERS\'\' IMMEDIATE
Copyright Laws And Regulations On The
Copyright Laws And Regulations On The
Copyright Laws And Regulations On The With the new millennium now here, what are some of the changes headed towards us? Now that we have Y2K out of the picture, we unfortunately have something new to fear, well at least for some of us. The stealing of intellectual property is on the rise and there are very few copyright laws and regulations out there to prevent these things from happening. Since we are now living in the digital age it is very easy for anyone to get a hold on intellectual propert
Euthenasia In Australia
Euthenasia In Australia
Euthenasia In Australia Euthenasia In Australia Euthanasia Sometimes, life can deteriorate to the point where a person loses their dignity and self-respect, and are unable to communicate; life like this is longer worth living, as the most enjoyable of things are no-longer enjoyable. Euthanasia could, in my opinion, be practiced when a person reaches this point, and then only passively. If the person in question is able to communicate rationally, then their opinion must be asked first. Assisted d
Adoptive V. Birth Parents' Legal Rights
Adoptive V. Birth Parents' Legal Rights
Adoptive V. Birth Parents\' Legal Rights Adoptive v. Birth Parents\' Rights This issue hits home with me, I am adopted. I believe that a child\'s parents are the people who raise them and take care of them. I do not believe that birth parents have any rights to their children after the child has been adopted and living with their adoptive parents. The biological parents made a decision when they put the child up for adoption, for whatever the reason may have been. Just because they feel that the
Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Ac
Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Ac
Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Action Guide Book Review of Business Policy and Strategy: An Action Guide Submitted in partial fulfillment of B.S. in Business Administration Century University, New Mexico Grade = 95% A} Business Policy and Strategy: An Action Guide, by Robert Murdick, R. Carl Moor and Richard H. Eckhouse, attempts to tie together the broad policies and interrelationships that exist among the many functional areas which undergraduate students typically study. The
Marketing Notes
Marketing Notes
Marketing Notes [Category]: business [Paper Title]: Marketing Notes [Text]: Chapter 1 - Marketing In a Changing World What is marketing? - Creating customer value and stratification are at the very heart of modern marketing thinking and practice. Market Defined - Markets always focus at satisfying customers needs - Marketing: A social and managerial process by which individuals and groups obtain what they need and want through creating exchanging products and value with others. - Needs: States o
Scholarly Legal Writing
Scholarly Legal Writing
Scholarly Legal Writing The education of lawyers must not merely involve the acquisition of knowledge and skills; it must include the cultivation of creative thinking and imagination, the appreciation of the commonality of the human condition, and development of a sense of judgment and responsibility. Hence, lawyering includes the ability to understand and critique existing and emerging visions of the profession in relation to interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives, the implications of
Jurisdiction in the Global Internet Age
Jurisdiction in the Global Internet Age
Jurisdiction in the Global Internet Age E-Jurisdiction: Jurisdiction in the Global Internet Age E-Jurisdiction (or the lack thereof)& At the beginning of a new century, the Internet Revolution is upon us. At the turn of the last century, when the Revolution was Industrial instead of Virtual, the courts and legislatures struggled to enact policies to keep pace with the changing times and technologies. Laws governing labor practices, trade practices, anti-trust regulations, and even intellectual p
Divorce4
Divorce4
Divorce4 Divorce: The Effect on the Children Divorce, once uncommon in our society, is now becoming more and more frequent, disrupting our children’s state of well-being. Some children of divorced families have long-term behavior problems such as depression, low self-esteem, poor school performance, acting out, and difficulties with intimate relationships. Children with divorced or divorcing parents often have a sense of abandonment, because their parents become too preoccupied with their own ps
Adolescent Abortion
Adolescent Abortion
Adolescent Abortion ADOLESCENT ABORTION LEGALIZATION Less then twenty-five years ago, any women who elected to terminate her pregnancy usually had to resort to illegal, unsanitary, and unsafe means. Abortion was frequently considered a criminal offense committed by the woman and the physician performing the procedure. The Supreme Court cases leading to the legalization of abortion began in 1963 with Griswold v. Connecticut. The court invalidated a Connecticut statute that made possession and use
Fetal Tissue Transplants
Fetal Tissue Transplants
Fetal Tissue Transplants Is the transplantation of nueral tissue considered an ethical procedure? The transplantation of human fetal neural tissue into the brains of humans suffering from progressive neurodegenerative disorders is one of the hottest arguments currently being debated. Fetal neural tissue is being used as a possible treatment for some diseases. The treatment and possible cure for many of these diseases falls upon the successful transplantation of fetal neural tissue from the brain
Aboriginal self government and the canadian justic
Aboriginal self government and the canadian justic
aboriginal self government and the canadian justice system1 Through the many inquires which have been made over the past decades in to the Canadian justice system(Brizinski,1993,395) it has over and over again been stated that the present justice system has and is failing Aboriginal people. It is not suited for their cultural needs and does nothing to rehabilitate offenders but rather does the offender more harm then good. It does not address the underlying conditions causing criminal behavior o
Racism
Racism
racism Throughout history, race have been defined along genetic, legal, and social line each presenting its own set of problems. Genetic race has been defined by nothing differences in gene frequencies amongst selected groups. The legal definition of race were not devised to determine who was black or of another race, but rather who was not white. Most legal definitions of race were devices to prevent blacks from attending white schools, serving on juries, holding certain jobs, or patronizing ce
Legalized marijuana
Legalized marijuana
legalized marijuana America is the land of the free and the foundation of democracy. This countries foundation is based on the fact that an individual can enjoy freedom from oppression and the minoritys opinions can be heard along with the majoritys. Our government is designed to be fair and open minded, to be a servant to the people it governs. Unfortunately once an opinion is placed into the collective mind of society, it is a struggle to alter that opinion through argument and information.
Social Stratification as a Main Theme in The Broth
Social Stratification as a Main Theme in The Broth
Social Stratification as a Main Theme in The Brothel Boy and Other Parables of the Law Justice is your job, not mercy. This is a very strong statement coming from The Brothel Boy and Other Parables of the Law by Norval Morris. This sentence portrays a prominent theme in the decisions made in this book. Sent to Moulmein, Burma to act as a policeman, prosecutor, and judge, Eric Blair discovers that the law is not as clear-cut as it may seem. Constantly plagued by his moral and legal values, Eric
General Theory of Alcoholism
General Theory of Alcoholism
General Theory of Alcoholism There are many theories of alcoholism, and some approaches explain and treat certain alcoholics better than others. One of the common themes throughout the readings is that addicts display a range of personal and situational problems. There is no typical addicted personality or emotional problem (Allen, 1996). Because of these facts, it comes as no surprise that there are also no typical assessment or treatment for these individuals. For instance, a medical/disease
Feminism 150 years of action
Feminism 150 years of action
feminism 150 years of action Last year marked the 150th Anniversary of a movement by women to achieve full civil rights in this country. Over the past seven generations, dramatic social and legal changes have been accomplished that are now so accepted that they go unnoticed by people whose lives they have utterly changed. ( Eisenberg 1) Many people who have lived through the recent decades of this process have come to accept what has transpired. And younger people, for the most part, can hardly
Discrimination within the Death Penalty
Discrimination within the Death Penalty
Discrimination within the Death Penalty “They [prisoners sentenced to death] are almost all poor, usually white, often high school dropouts. Most have never killed before. Most are from the South” (Benac). Opponents of the death penalty have said that capital punishment does nothing to deter crime. There is some critical information that is important to know before going more in depth on this discussion. The purpose of this paper is not to discuss whether capital punishment is effective in deter
Starbucks Humana and Ethics
Starbucks Humana and Ethics
Starbucks Humana and Ethics This paper examines the ethical foundations of two companies operating in very different markets. Starbucks is a chain of coffeehouses specializing in gourmet coffee lines. Starbucks is based on sound ethical principals permeated through the central core of its business operations. The result of several probes leads to a conclusion that Starbucks does business in a profitable and morally sound manner. Humana Inc. is a large Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) with
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Euthanasia, formerly know as “mercy killing,” means intentionally making someone die, rather than allowing them to die naturally. In an online article by the International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force says that euthanasia means killing in the name of compassion. Euthanasia is one of the most important public policy issues being debated today. The outcome of that debate will profoundly affect family relationships, interaction between doctors and patients, and concepts of basic morality (
Resources on internet
Resources on internet
resources on internet Please visit two research web sites and report on them for the rest of the class. Make sure your report is for your audience, fellow adult learners who will be doing a fairly comprehensive research project. http://www.umuc.edu/library/ols.html http://www.bedfordbooks.com/rd/index.html Diana Hacker, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age Business Wire electronically disseminates full-text news releases for public and investor relations professionals to media, onlin
Living Standards
Living Standards
Living Standards Describe and comment on the criteria which can be used to measure variations in living standards, within a city. What can be done to improve the quality of life in the poorer areas? /center Towns and cities all over Britain have a wide range of variations in the living standards and quality of life. These variations can be put down to many factors and issues about the residents and location. Every town is individual and unique, however a pattern in the contrast of living conditi
Prozac
Prozac
Prozac Prozac Classification Fluoxetine is a legal prescribed medication (Fluoxetine, 2000). The brand name of this drug is Prozac (Fluoxetine, 2000). Fluoxetine belongs in a category of drugs called selective serotonin prescription (PDR, 2000). This is a synthetic drug (Fluoxetine, 2000).reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (PDR, 2000). Prozac is not a controlled substance but needs a Usage Prozac is used as an antidepressant, antiobsessional and antibulimic medication (Fluoxetine, 2000). Prozac is pres
Labor and Unions in America
Labor and Unions in America
Labor and Unions in America The Industrial Revolution was dawning in the United States. At Lowell, Massachusetts, the construction of a big cotton mill began in 1821. It was the first of several that would be built there in the next 10 years. The machinery to spin and weave cotton into cloth would be driven by water power. All that the factory owners needed was a dependable supply of labor to tend the machines. As most jobs in cotton factories required neither great strength nor special skills,
Financial Report Of Loewen Group Inc.
Financial Report Of Loewen Group Inc.
Financial Report Of Loewen Group Inc. Financial Report of Loewen Group Inc. The Loewen Group Inc. was founded in 1969. The company has two major headquarters in North America, one in Burnaby, British Colombia and a second in Cincinnati, Ohio. Loewen Group Inc. (L.G.I.) is the largest funeral services enterprise in Canada and is the second largest company in the North American Funeral Services Industry. L.G.I. owns 918 funeral homes and 269 cemeteries and also engages in the pre-need selling of f
Modern Crime
Modern Crime
Modern Crime She\'s just another Hollywood whore, an immoral porn queen. She\'s beyond redemption, he muttered to himself as he paced back and forth outside her apartment building. He had been constantly walking around outside the building for hours now, harassing people passing on the streets with crazed questions. Suddenly, overcome with resolve, the man stomped back to the building and rang the bell. She had rejected him once, but never again. He had given her a chance, but she had turned him
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion Abortion - Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before birth, resulting in the death of the fetus. Abortion is one of the most controversial issues of today\'s society. Many women feel it is their right to choose, but some feel the exact opposite. Some believe that if a woman has been raped, a victim of incest, or if the woman\'s life is in danger, abortion should be used. Abortion can be performed for many reasons. The main reason if the woman\'s health is at risk. However
How Scottish families have changed in the last 100
How Scottish families have changed in the last 100
How Scottish families have changed in the last 100 years Perhaps the area that has changed the most for Scottish women in the last century is the family and the home. In the first half of the century the norm was for the woman of the house to "service" the male breadwinners within the home and family and to reproduce as their primary roles in life. This included many tasks including preparing meals for the whole family, looking after the family budget (It was usual for the husband to give his wi
Community Buliding
Community Buliding
Community Buliding Building Online Communities of Practice Foreword Information and communication technologies are developing at a breath-taking pace. They repre-sent the foundation of the coming Information Society which will establish completely new struc-tures in economy and society. This process is chiefly characterised by the globalisation of com-munication and of all activities linked to it. National frontiers are losing their significance. We are becoming global players, and services and
Alternative dispute resolution
Alternative dispute resolution
alternative dispute resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR refers to a number of various processes that can be used to resolve legal disputes other than by litigation. Recently, methods of dispute resolution which focus on arbitration, mediation and negotiation as an alternative to adjudication have gained notoriety. This notoriety may have been caused by the public perception that ADR methods are less expensive, more efficient, and more satisfactory than the normal traditional course
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning Shortly after the announcement that British scientists had successfully cloned a sheep, Dolly, cloning humans has recently become a possibility that seems much more feasible in today\'s society. The word clone has been applied to cells as well as to organisms, so that a group of cells stemming from a single cell is also called a clone. Usually the members of a clone are identical in their inherited characteristics that is, in their genes except for any differences caused by mutation. Ide
Government And Internet
Government And Internet
Government And Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the common person to acc
OCD Disease
OCD Disease
OCD Disease It was 9:30 a.m., and Nancy, a 36-year-old attorney, had arrived late for work again. Nancy knew she needed to catch up on her legal assignments, but a familiar worry nagged at her. No matter how hard she tried, Nancy could not dislodge the thought that she had left a pot burning on the stove. The image of her home engulfed in flames was so vivid she could almost smell the smoke. Nancy tried to shut the thought out of her mind, reassuring herself that she had turned the gas jet off.
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment An issue that has continually created tension in our society is capital punishment. Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty. It is carried out in the United States in the following harsh ways: electrocution, hanging, firing squad, lethal injection, and the gas chamber. The death penalty has imposed throughout history for many crimes, ranging from blasphemy and treason to petty theft and murder. Ancient Roman and Mosaic Law endorsed the notion of retalia
The bible and capital punsihment
The bible and capital punsihment
the bible and capital punsihment The Bible and Capital Punishment What Does Christianity Tell Us To Do In Case Of Extreme Crime? By: Anthropology 101 December 1, 2001 Capital Punishment, commonly known as the death penalty, is one of the most controversial problems of our society today. There are many stands you can take with it: yes; no; maybe; only in this situation; only if this doesn\'t happen. Even the Bible is undecided about what to do with people who commit such horrendous crimes. The Bi
Democracy
Democracy
Democracy Complete and true democracy is almost impossible to achieve, and has been the primary goal of many nations, beginning from ancient civilizations of Greece and Roman Empire, all the way to the government of the United States today. There are a few essential characteristics which must be present in a political system for it to be even considered democratic. One essential characteristic of a legitimate democracy is that it allows people to freely make choices without government interventi
Gays In The Military
Gays In The Military
Gays In The Military Gays In the Military Very often political institutions reflect the will of society and set the precedent for norms that will be expected of its members. The United States Military is still enforcing archaic policies which threaten to harm the principles our nation was founded upon. The principles of freedom and equality are those that every American holds closest to their heart, that is unless you are in the military and are gay. The issue of gays in the military has develop
Transformation of Marriage
Transformation of Marriage
:Transformation of Marriage: Abstract The marriage revolution has been a controversial issue since the dawn of time, and all that are and have been involved with "matrimony" are aware of the issues of the future. There can be no denying that the culture of marriage has changed. This very course is itself a great example of this fact. Much like any other sociological subject of any real concern, there are many "opinions" related to this issue. This paper will attempt to highlight marriage seen as
HUMAN NEEDS
HUMAN NEEDS
HUMAN NEEDS What makes a life a truly human one? Is it possible to make a sort of identification when a “life has been so impoverished that it is not worthy of the dignity of the human being?” (Women, Culture and Development, p.74). This is the very question Martha Nussbaum, leading female Aristotelian philosopher, addresses throughout various pieces of her work. What she has tried to do is establish a list of central capabilities “that can be convincingly argued to be of central importance in a
Computer crime
Computer crime
computer crime Computer Crime: Prevention and Innovation Since the introduction of computers to our society, and in the early 80¡¦s the Internet, the world has never been the same. Suddenly our physical world got smaller and the electronic world set its foundations for an endless electronic reality. As we approach the year 2000, the turn of the millenium, humanity has already well established itself into the ¡§Information Age.¡¨ So much in fact that as a nation we find our selves out of a