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Discharge of Postal Letter Carrier for Off-Duty Conduct

Case Study 13-2
Chapter 13: Labor Relations in the Public Sector
Part 4: Applying the Labor Relations Process to Different Labor Relations Systems

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 and help with the above 3 questions.

Please provide the responses as a document.

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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?

The stakeholders in the case are Thomas Allen, the management of the Postal Services, and the Union.
The stakes for Thomas Allen are is job, reputation, and freedom. The stake of the management is that it does not want an indicted person on its payroll. The stake for the union is its position in the arbitration process. The challenges faced by Thomas Allen are that he loses his job immediately; he loses his freedom, and his reputation as an honest person. The opportunity for Thomas Allen is that he continues with his ...

Solution Summary

This solution suggests that Thomas Allen, the management of the Postal Services and the Union are stakeholders in this case. The solution suggests that the Postal service was in the wrong when removing Mr. Allen from the service.

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