Whats the deal w/ typical American attitude of the bosses having all the power & the worker none? Europe's a bit better- is it cuz of unions?
- Fried KittenLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
In Gemany, companies that have an oversight board must have one member representing the workers on such a board.
- Jas BLv 72 months ago
Not only more unions in Europe but within the EU countries, Scandinavia and others they have workers rights Americans can only dream of.
All workers full and part time are entitled to paid leave, Paid holiday entitlement in the E.U. is set at a minimum of four weeks (20 days) per year, exclusive of bank holidays; however, a number of countries are more generous.
All workers if sick are entitled to sick pay. Sick leave and pay are most generous in the Netherlands, where workers can be absent for up to 104 weeks (2 years), while receiving 70% of their salary.
Unemployment which is paid indefinitely, if you follow certain rules in looking for work.
Maternity leave in all E.U. countries has to amount to a minimum of 14 weeks, but the time and pay offered in each country differs considerably.
Rights to redress, compensation for an employee if they are dismissed unfairly.
And stringently enforced health and safety rules.
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
a bit better, yes
because of unions, and political parties left of centre*, and millions of voters smart enough to understand that hungry homeless people are not very productive
* We consider Bernie Sanders a moderate leftist.. a socialdemocrat rather than a real socialist
- MetalplanttagLv 72 months ago
Unions have introduced and caused an adversarial relationship between "bosses" and "workers" It likely harkens back to their Marxist Indological beginnings. But these days most "workers" in the USA are not unionised but old ideas die slowly.
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- W.T. DoorLv 72 months ago
You clearly know nothing about the USA.