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Essay about Law of the Jungle

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Introduction The term "Law of the Jungle" is an expression often significance "every person for himself," "survival of the fittest" or "anything goes." A term that also known as the time period before the Wagner Act enacted in 1935. A time in which collective bargaining existed in concept but not quite practice between employers and unions. When practiced fairly, collective bargaining enables workers to achieve a kind of democracy inside the office; hence allowing for a kind of rules to be upheld by both the company and the workers. Unions have given workers a platform where their voices will be observed. This paper will provide a synopsis of both the pre-Wagner Act times and the influential post 1932 collective bargaining statutes, in addition to the advisability of removing the post-1932 statutes. Pre 1932 By the beginning of labor unions we've observed remarkable ups and downs leading to almost complete devastation on several different occasions. Union membership began strong with 300,000 members in 1836, but fell drastically to only 50,000 members in 1878 after the countries deep five year economic depression. As a consequence of unions weakening, companies began to turn against what was left of their organized labor unions. They participated in frequent lockouts, hired spies to ferret out union sympathizers, circulated the titles of such sympathizers to fellow companies creating black-lists, and engaged the service of strikebreakers on a widespread scale. (Slone/Witney, 2010) In reaction to these attacks by the employers, both unionists and nonunionized workers retaliated. Secret societies were formed were shaped, the most notorious Molly Maguires were famous for their murders and acts of arson. Regrettably most...

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