Essay Public Employee Unions

Public Employee Unions

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History, role of govt., state laws, arguments for & against right to strike.

This research examines the controversial issue of the right to strike by public employees. A brief history leading up to the current status of public employee labor law will be offered, followed by a discussion of the arguments for and against granting public employees such union rights.
Public Employee Unions

Prior to World War II, public employees often enjoyed better benefits and salaries than private employees. The balance shifted in favor of the private sector after unions successfully procured increased benefits and wages for private employees. Collective bargaining was instrumental in improving conditions for private unionized employees.

Even though the first public employee unions were organized as early as the 1830s, it was not until the 1950s that public…

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