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Labor Laws and Unions

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December 24, 2012

Labor Laws and Unions

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Ford Motor Company started as the Detroit Automobile Company and after it failed Henry Ford moved on to reorganize it in 1901. He renamed the company to the Henry Ford Company. Ford then went on to produce only a few cars a day in the company’s factory in Detroit, Michigan. Henry Ford introduced the assembly line manufacturing process between 1908 and 1915 which was innovative for that time period where production rates was faster and rendering costs lower. The T model produced by the Ford Motor Company was in production from 1908 to October 1927. This model was considered to be the first automobile that was an affordable means of
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In August 29, 2011 Ford was sued by the EEOC for disability discrimination. This was due to Ford not accommodating an employee who had a gastro-intestinal condition. Ford was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A recommendation to avoid possible litigation in cases like the aforementioned one would be to have HR identify if any laws would be violated by not accommodating employees who claim a disability. After that is done HR should find a way to document that the method proposed by the employee will negatively impact the productivity of the company. Ford first signed a union contract on June 20, 1941. This was after a long resistance to unions by Henry Ford himself. Benefits of an organization joining a union include the attention the organization gets from the public, and the people that interact with the unions such as government entities. The unionization process starts with the union going to a company and getting support from workers within the company. After they have decent percentage of support (in the form of votes) they will apply to the necessary government entity to make the union formal and then elect the president and the hierarchy that will make up the union. Unions usually use collective bargaining techniques when negotiating with companies. Collective bargaining involves negotiations between employers and a group of

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