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Day 23

  1. 1.  What factors impact how much a worker will make?
  2. 2.  Differences in training, education, age, and experience Differences in abilities Differences in risk Geographic differences Job discrimination Union membership
  3. 3. 1. Do Now2. Review3. Finish and present Businesses4. Minimum Wage5. Labor Unions Notes6. Taking Sides (Labor Unions)
  4. 4.  Students will be able to explain the historical necessity of labor unions and the role that unions play today. Students will be able to identify different types of worker based upon their human capital.
  5. 5.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of minimum wage? Do you think raising the minimum wage would hurt or help our economy? Explain
  6. 6.  Wagner Act 1935- Federal law that protects the rights of employees to unionize. Taft-Harley Act 1947- authorized states to introduce “right- to- work” laws. 23 states have right- to- work laws.
  7. 7.  Collective bargaining- process by which union representatives negotiate with an employer about wages, employee benefits, and working conditions. Binding arbitration- when labor negotiations break down and the public interest is involved, a neutral 3rd party is brought in to impose a settlement that both sides must accept.
  8. 8.  Major source of union power= threat of strike Attempt to force firm to accept union’s position. Threat of strike can encourage agreement. Some industries are more susceptible to strikes.
  9. 9. REDUCE THE SUPPLY OF INCREASE THE DEMANDLABOR FOR UNION LABOR Restrict membership (high  Increase for union made initiation fees, long products apprenticeships, difficult  Restrict supply of products qualification exams, that compete with union restrictive licensing…) made products Force all employers to hire  Increase productivity of only union workers. (difficult Union labor especially in right-to –work states.)
  10. 10.  Union workers earn on average 15% more than non-union workers Unions have great impact on wages in government, transportation, and construction.
  11. 11.  Improvements in work conditions Some states allow workers to enjoy union benefits and wages without being members Changes in the economy- US produces more services than goods. Competition from nonunion firms Strikes are fewer and less effective- only about 20 strikes a year and many end in companies hiring permanent replacements
  12. 12.  50136831n
  13. 13.  Why are union members in Michigan so upset about the right-to-work law passing in their state?
  14. 14.  Fillout debate worksheet. Answer the question: Do unions or right to work laws better protect workers?