The White-Collar Union Organizer and The Frustrated Labor Historians

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The paper will discuss minicases on ‘The White-Collar Union Organizer’ and ‘The Frustrated Labor Historians’ by Arthur A. Sloane and Fred Witney (2010), to understand the issues unions undergo in the marketplace. There is no predetermined statistical number reported of union memberships in this country. However, “the United Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) excludes almost 2 million U.S wages and salary employees, over half of whom are employed in the public sector, who are represented at their workplaces by a union but are not union members. Not being required to join a union as a condition of continued employment, these employees have for a variety of reasons chosen not to do so. Nor do the BLS estimates include union members who are …show more content…
Considering the office worker’s question to why one should sign up with Rogers’s organized union will reveal one’s response to the employee’s viewpoint and provide an appropriate approach to the issues.
To start, the writer will explain to the employee the occurring changes white-collar employee working conditions will encounter in society; followed by management opposition to justified unions, the advantages of union memberships, and theoretical reasons why most workers chose to be part of a union.
Working conditions of white-collar employment has firsthand weakened the superiority complex and promanagement sentiments of white-collar workers (Sloane & Witney, 2010). “It is organizational bigness and technological efficiency that affects individual’s ability to work alone or work in comfortable small groups as white-collar workers and blue-collar ones are increasingly becoming bureaucratized and victims of routines” (Sloane & Witney, 2010, p.18). Advance technology in various forms are proceeding at a faster rate in offices than in factory atmosphere with many of the analytical and decision making challenges once allowed the white-collarite are slowly disappearing at this time (Sloane & Witney, 2010). Then remote computer terminals are removed the work from the office and assigned to subcontractors, stay at home moms, and physically handicapped workers (Sloane & Witney, 2010). The computer has started to force many white-collar

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