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Faculty Unionism in Universities

1. One of your colleagues argues that domestic violence is not a concern of the business. Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
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2. Assume that a union has organized the faculty at the university or the college where you are a student. What impact would you expect the union to have on the faculty? Which faculty would you expect to support the union? Which would not support the union? How would a faculty union affect the students' educational experience? Explain.
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3. How can management's collective bargaining tactics be influenced by the company's labor relations strategy?
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1. One of your colleagues argues that domestic violence is not a concern of the business. Do you agree or disagree? Explain.

You can disagree. Businesses flourish when there is no violence. It leads to reduced productivity and absenteeism.
Pearl (2013) said that "domestic violence costs $8.3 billion in expenses annually: a combination of higher medical costs ($5.8 billion) and lost productivity ($2.5 billion)".

Shapiro and Hassett (2012) said that reducing current rates of murder, rape, assault, and robbery would produce a wide range of savings and other benefits for Americans as individuals, property owners, and taxpayers.

They added that "in 2010 these four main types of violent crime cost Americans more than $42 billion in direct costs, including the associated costs of police, courts and correctional institutions, out-of-pocket-medical expenses borne by victims, and lost earnings by both victims and perpetrators who are arrested and convicted. These costs totaled $137 per American in 2010".

Therefore, based on the examples given above, preventing domestic violence in the workplace is a concern of every business.

2. Assume that a union has organized the faculty at the university or the college where you are a student. What impact would you expect the union to have on the faculty? Which faculty would you expect to support the union? Which would not support the union? How would a faculty union affect the students' educational experience? Explain.

Even in developing ...

Solution Summary

Faculty unions serve as check and balance in the management of universities. It increases faculty participation in decision-making.

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