Unions are organizations whose membership consists of workers and leaders united to protect and develop a common interest. The principal purpose of the union is to negotiate good working conditions for its members to meet their goals. The members of the union must be united and work as a unit in order to be successful. Labour unions however, are groups that are formed to protect workers from employers that unenthusiastically affect their working conditions. Labour relation is the study of and practice of overseeing unionized employment situations. In the US the labour relations in the private sector is guided by the National Labour Act. The public sector is also regulated by the Civil Service Reform act. In other countries and states, labour relations may be regulated by law or the tradition of the society.
Labour relations generally are concerned about the dealings between management and workers on employment conditions. Labour relations have resulted to very great improvement on outcomes of using integrated workforce management solutions. Labour relations due to the efficient application to the use of the recommended personnel and for a favourable environment have resulted to high production from organizations (Raymond, 2004). This has increased human capital management. Employees want to be at a point where they can select jobs, negotiate on the salary, benefits, working hours, and the working conditions and so these sets them a platform for their rights. Employees then come together to form the organization that should be protected and preserved to enable them meet their goals. The union is of impact as it deals with the employer and tries to accommodate the employees concerns about the organization. The labour relations minimize the expenses on conflicts such as strikes and disagreements. The labour relation and unions have also a negative impact to the organization. They are at times facing a stiff competition due to the change in the market skills. Labour unions cannot prosper in a competitive surrounding like other cartels because they depend on the government benefaction and for their defence. In private sectors, most unions for example crafts and industries have few companies which are concentrated to one zone of the country.
Large population of employers sharply limit unionization in agriculture and trade. Change of employee relations strategies has resulted to strikes in many of the organizations. Most of the strikes are organized by the employees whose needs are not met by the companies` administration (William, 2008). Job differences emerge from the union due to power inequality. This brings about hatred and the organization loses its unity. Land, capital, and labour are the major economic resources that organizations need to conduct their operations and should therefore be cited first before other things are taken into account. There are employee benefit plans that are beneficial for unions in collective bargaining agreements. The welfare and benefit plan thoroughly adds to the cost per employee of the organization. Industrial democracy was aimed at for the employers so elections could be carried out for organizations to reduce cases of strikes and other differences. Unions are not that relevant in the US because they have shifted from a labour movement into warring camps. Some states like Texas are hostile to organized labour which is set to benefit the employees and employers. Workers in industries fear that if they will unionize they hasten their companies. That is, the choice to dispatch their jobs abroad. Unions face also difficulties getting their message to the youth as most of them are independent. They are often entrepreneurial and solely work to their goals independently. Unions are an absolute necessity in the industrial apace and so should be set as a platform to prosperity.