Strikes: Beneficial or Not?

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In our world now, there are many different companies and organizations with different jobs and goals. They have many people varying from even resturant workers to police officers to many more found in our society today. These people play different roles in the society and the way we live, if their responsibilities are carried out in a accurate manner then the society would flourish. Many jobs we need because they serve us with protection, health care, and construction of the houses that we live in.

Some professions that are imprtant for the society we live in today are, police officers, emergency services, nurses, etc. These jobs are important because they require the workers to be alert and ready for any situation that may occur while on the job. People rely on them if they are injured or in danger and they provide comfort and safety in their community.

So if these workers are not present during these hardships for the people of the community, it may deteriorate and the community could fall apart.

However, Many companies may treat their employees unfairly. Such as, being underpaid, disrespect, and sometimes racial predjudice. These reasons can cause people to go on strike and attempt to get the respect and or pay that they deserve.

If a company is treating their employees unfairly, do they have the right to strike, Even if it is a job like a police officer or healthcare worker? Would it provide more benefit or downfall for the community? I believe that that strikes can be beneficial but only if it is used in the right way. For example, if a company provides required services for a community or society, it would not be as beneficial as someone going on strike with a company that doesn't provide required goods or services for the people.

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  • Yes, strikes can be beneficial for people to see why others disagree, share opinions, listen, and debate !

  • Functionally, strikes provide workers with the bargaining power to drive fair and meaningful negotiations, offsetting the inherent inequalities of bargaining power in the employer-employee relationship.
    In a good strike, everyone has a meaningful role. Strikers develop new skills and a deeper sense that they own and run their union. New leaders emerge from the ranks and go on to become stewards. Whilst there are potential benefits from strikes (e.g. better work morale, lower absenteeism, or improved labour productivity), strike action also brings about numerous direct and indirect economic costs that can be high, depending on duration, number of workers involved and divisions affected.
    Strike is a very powerful weapon used by trade unions and other labour associations to get their demands accepted. It generally involves quitting of work by a group of workers for the purpose of bringing the pressure on their employer so that their demands get accepted.
    The ability to strike has long been a negotiation tool for many American workers and labor unions. Throughout the country's history, American workers in a variety of fields have held strikes demanding higher pay, more manageable work hours, better contracts and benefits, and improved working conditions.