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Explain why labor unions in many Central American countries have developed more slowly than those in the United States.
Find an article in a professional journal that includes correlation and regression analysis similar to the Case Study on pages 143 and 550. Write a brief report describing the correlation and regression analysis and its role in the context of the article.
Correlation and regression analysis are related in the sense that both deal with relationships among variables.
Yes, due to violence against members and supports of labor unions in Central America, the development has suffered. Violence as serious as death has occurred as result of many people who support the unions and decide to protest. The use of violence, threats and even murder over labor protests that can land people in prison in the US are looked at as common crimes in many areas of Central America. In recent years the murderers of union members have gotten their cases overturned, never to pay for their crimes. Violence is used as a way of getting the message out that unions will not and should not be supported and the non-supporters will not stand for labor unions. Non-supporters want power over their employees and if unions were to be accepted, they would lose that power. As a result many organizers are afraid for their lives and hesitate to move forward with implanting labor unions and its laws. Also, the violence has made it difficult to attempt to organize as it occasionally ends in tragedy.
Also, many areas have limitations on collective bargaining and other union laws. Government politics are another huge issue. Law ruled bound measures define promotions, work conditions and are at the discretion of the government that is in control. This makes it very hard for labor union to develop as they do in the United States.

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