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The workforce is the labour pool in employment. It is generally used to describe those working for a single company. The term may or may not exclude the management, but usually implies those involved in manual labour. In classical economics and all micro-economics labour is one of four factors of production, the others being land, capital and enterprise. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... This is a list of types of companies, i. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... Manual labor is a term used for hard physical work done with the hands, especially in an unskilled manual job such as fruit and vegetable picking, et cetera. ...

The workforce may be unionised, whereby the union conducts negotiations regarding pay and conditions of employment. In the event of industrial unrest, unions provide a co-ordinating role in organising ballots of the workforce, and strike action. A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... A wage is the amount of money paid for some specified quantity of labour. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Industrial unrest is the term used to describe activities undertaken by the workforce when they protest against pay or conditions of their employment. ... A ballot is a device used to record choices made by voters. ... Open battle between striking teamsters armed with pipes and the police in the streets of Minneapolis, 1934. ...

See also Collective Bargaining and United States labor law Collective bargaining is the process of negotiation between trade unions (or labor unions, as they are called in the USA) and employers (represented by management) in respect of the terms and conditions of employment of employees, such as wages, hours, working conditions and grievance procedures, and about the rights and... United States labor law Regulation of working conditions The Wages and Hours Act of 1938 set the maximum standard work week to 44 hours, and in 1950 this was reduced to 40 hours. ...



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