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The Doctrine of Fair Rep

1) Under the doctrine of fair representation, unions are required to represent both members and nonmembers in the bargaining unit. Do you think unions should be required to represent nonmembers? Explain.

2) How do you think that stress affects employee health and productivity in the workplace? As a member of management, what are some things that lead to burnout at work? How does your current or previous workplace alleviate this? As members of management, what are some suggestions that you could make to alleviate stress and burnout in the workplace?

3) How important are fringe benefits to you on your current job? Should organizations/companies & HR management provide fringe benefits to all employees or just a select few and why?

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1) Under the doctrine of fair representation, unions are required to represent both members and nonmembers in the bargaining unit. Do you think unions should be required to represent nonmembers? Explain.

I do not think that unions should be required to represent nonmembers in the bargaining unit. The whole basis of representation of nonmembers come from the fact that a union cannot force an employee to join the union, and for those that refuse, an unfair advantage was created. The unions were representing members, who then received higher wages, better benefits and other related items because those were the topics of negotiations between the units and management. When an employee joined the organization that refused to join the union, for any number of reasons, and refused to pay union dues as part of the union membership, that employee was then at a disadvantage. We therefore have the doctrine of fair representation. Basically, the employees that are not paying union dues or participating in the union are still receiving some of the benefits of those members that are paying union dues and actively participating in the union. In my opinion, it is not a fair situation.

2) How do you think that stress affects employee health and productivity in the workplace?

We have to consider that there is more than one type of stress. The type of stress involved would be a deciding factor in how it affects employee health and productivity in the workplace. Negative stress, which could involve employee disputes, stress from unsatisfactory job conditions, stresses regarding one's personal life that affect the employee's work output, and ...

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This solution discusses the Doctrine of Fair Representation and employee union membership. Employee stress and burnout, and its effect on productivity are also discussed. The importance of fringe benefits and if fringe benefits should be offered to all employees are also discussed.

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