When an organized group of workers, workers or contractors meets to defend their common interests in a work environment, a union begins to form. Many of these organizations represent certain professions, public servants or high-risk workers in situations where their work may face precarious conditions. 4. Trade unions reinforce the socio-economic divisions of society. The structure of a union often creates a culture that pits workers against company executives, although both parties try to do the best for the company. It is a mentality that often reduces the scope of collaboration between managers and workers and ultimately limits the creativity and innovation that comes from each team. Since any important decision is also based on a majority perspective, the pressure on people to adapt – or to be outside of decisions – is under great pressure. There are specific advantages and disadvantages of unions that need to be considered today when society considers their constant utility in society in relation to the potential costs they generate. Some unions have been working continuously since the 1700s. The first known association was the Federal Society of Cordwainer Companions, founded in 1794. They made new leather shoes, while a shoemaker repaired shoes. 1. Unions are not always bound by the same rules that companies must follow.
There are tax and antitrust laws that apply to businesses in the United States, which are not always enforced by a union. In some situations, these organizations may even submit a tax-exempt business. Workers may, at their discretion, implement trade or trade restrictions, with the support of the union, in order to use them personally. The only restriction is that these restrictions do not occur in the context of the “business” created by the union. 3. It prevents employees from striking. If there are big problems between workers and employers that are not resolved, it is a popular option for workers to strike. These measures hinder exploitation and thus paralyze businesses. At the end of the day, it is consumers who suffer.
In collective bargaining, workers do not have to stop working because they have representatives working for their benefits. In addition, collective bargaining also protects employers. Collective bargaining will result in an agreement. And that is generally agreed when negotiations are beneficial to both sides. In collective bargaining, employers are also protected in some way because the activity is not fully affected. Employment contracts give the employer the ability to more accurately predict future operating costs for a given period of time. This facilitates employer cost control, product pricing strategies, expansion plan and investment in new product development. Employers will have less turnover of workers and will have assured the union that there will be more workers available if necessary. It is much easier to negotiate a contract with a party, the union, than to negotiate a salary and a job description with each worker.
2. Unions remove preference from the working environment. Although unions are often seen as disadvantages because they generally work from a seniority perspective, this function also creates a considerable advantage.