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BNU Activity Objectives

USFJ Base Network Union
Activity Objectives

21st Century Type Labor Activities Based on Barnard’s Theory

The theoretical backbone of the 20th century type labor activities was based on the Marx Principle. From a political view, the Marx Principle is widely known to be defeated, but it is still firmly existent in the in labor union activities.

A typical example of the existence can be seen defined in the 2nd chapter of the of labor union law. “In this law, a ‘labor union’ is defined as a group or a association of groups whose main purpose is to improve and maintain the working conditions, and raise other economic status of workers, organized primarily by the workers.”

As indicated in the provision mentioned above, the foundation of the Japanese labor law is based on a level relationship of “paid workers and capital”, which is inclined to the perception of the Marx economic theory.

The 21st century type labor union activity does not view the labor union from the conventional economic/labor (Marx) law theory, but instead from an economic/psychological perspective, directing from a renewed viewpoint.
Additionally, a 21st century type labor union expands its objective from a limited “economic compensation” to adding the achievement of the essence of human desire, a “compensation of the soul”, making changes in the organizational structure by redefining the labor union.

In order to accomplish this change, we redefine the purpose of the labor union based on the third element (common goal, contribution, cooperative motivation, and communication) of an organization as identified in Barnard’s theory.
Make our workplace a “good work place”.
From an “group of laborers” to an “group of professionals (workmanship)”.
In group or individual labor relations, labor authoritative will transpire by management and problems will be resolved in a win-win situation for all.

A 21st century type labor union activity is redefined to attain the objectives mentioned and the contribution and cooperative will of the executive members, to include the relationships with the members of the union, indicate the activities to streamline the communication measures.

The 21st century type labor union activity’s social responsibility is to balance out the four customers of the labor union.
The four customers are 1) union members; 2) executive members; 3) management; and 4) community and society. Furthermore, bearing in mind the market of the vast number of non-permanent employees existing in the background of 1) the union members, marketing of such individuals will be enhanced.

Yet, the customer trend in this marketing is not “to accept all selfishness”. We will maintain our identity, and will not tolerate our services.

Recently, the sphere of an individual labor relation has expanded. In a 20th century type labor union activity, each problem that emerges from an individual is shifted to a group labor relations, which does not genuinely resolve the problem because the individuality is diminished. “The labor union should not be providing the solution, but should be learning and educating the method to resolution.”

It is required that the union establishes self-assessment training in the core of its activity so that each individual member will be able to discuss and negotiate with confidence.
In addition, it is important to take account of enhancing each individual’s professionalism (work ethics), in the union’s activity, such as evaluating and improving one’s social skills, to include mental health and work life balance.

The BNU will actively operate based on the above principles, and by individuals with the same understanding working together, we will enhance the status of the employees working on base, and establish a safe and lively work environment.

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USFJ Base Network Union Objective

The Base Network Union was established on April 15, 2008 as a 21st century type union, as we felt doubts on the activities of existing labor unions. We all work in the frontline of Japan’s Security Treaty.

Based on common values and interests, Japan and the United States have a relationship to furnish mutual cooperation and assistance in politics, economy, and the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. U.S. Japan Alliance is very critical in peacekeeping of Japan, and the stability of Asian-Pacific region. As employees of the U.S. Forces in Japan, we are proud to be in a position to contribute to the US-Japan Security Treaty and the peace of the Asian-Pacific region. The perimeter of the world’s security, the economy, and the working environment have changed drastically in the past few years due to the war with terror. Consequently, U.S. military transformation and reformation of the Japanese national public servants have brought changes to our workplaces. As the burden sharing of the US-Japan alliance is changing, the magnitude of the roles of each country will shift. Employees (labor unions) will be exposed to these changes and be expected to cope with these changes. Nonetheless, certain media and organizations have intentionally twisted around the facts and disseminated incorrect information in an attempt to create a crack in the US-Japan alliance. The misinformed public will be misled to the wrong direction. As employees of the U.S Forces in Japan, we are directly associated with the alliance; if we don’t step forward and speak up, we will not be able to secure our workplace and employment. We, the BNU, have concluded that this is the time to carry out our responsibility as labor union. The BNU activities are based on the principle of employee-management cooperation.

In order to endure stable employment and enhance the working conditions, we make every effort to create a workplace where employees can take pride in. Labor unions today are required to accurately grasp the challenges, and explore several possibilities to face those challenges and take flexible approaches to solve the issues. The fundamental standpoint of a labor activity is to share common values and support each other. By enhancing communication, the bond will become stronger and everyone can work together. BNU aims on an operation where employees with different background respect each other, celebrate the differences, offer help to each other, and share our goals and reach the goal together. The executive members of BNU will actively work on reaching our goals with the support and understanding of the members of the union.

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