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The Great Temperature Debate

Case Study 3-1
Chapter 3: Legal Influences
Part 1: Recognizing Rights and Responsibilities of Unions and Management

The Employer is a small, non-union furniture manufacturer with 15 employees engaged in interstate commerce. Both of the employees involved in this case worked in the machine shop buidling as band-saw operators. Because the band saws were located near the shop's large overhead door, to facilitate the disposal of sawdust, the band-saw operators were often subject to lower temperatures and drafts on cool or cold days, whereas other employees further from the overhead door often felt too warm. To resolve this long standing problem, the plant manager established a rule that stated: "The overhead door will remain open when the temperature in the shop exceeds 68 degrees and closed when the termperature is at or below 68 degrees."

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Analysis and Evaluation
1. Who are the stakeholders in the case and what are their stakes? What challenges, threats or opportunities are posed by these stakeholders?
2. What economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic responsibilities does the company have, and what is the nature and extent of these responsibilities?
3. If the case involves company actions, what did the company do or not do in handling the issue affecting it.

Please reference the attached case study (3-1 and 3-3) and help with the above 3 questions.
Please provide the responses as a document.


Solution Summary

This solution discusses the stakeholders, the responsibilities of the company and the issues affecting the company in 290 words in plain text as well as formatted in an attached Word document.