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Housing Helpers Case Analysis

Submit a paper that addresses the following components:
1. Assess the ability to continue operations (or take a strike). Is a strike imminent?
2. Analyze the bargaining power of both the union and the organization.
o Who do you believe has the upper hand in this negotiation? Support your position.
3. You will be assigned to a side in this impasse. Determine your side's best course of action.
o Do you think a strike is in your side's best interest? If so, play it out here. Include the details of what will happen to the workers, the company, and the union if a strike occurs. If, on the other hand you believe a strike is not in your best interest, what alternative method would you implement? Role play that scenario by including details of your chosen method.
o Whom do you involve? You may introduce any characters you need in your role play.
o Identify steps you would take to ensure your side wins. Use historical data to support your case.

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Submit a paper that addresses the following components:

Assess the ability to continue operations (or take a strike). Is a strike imminent?

A strike is imminent. There is an impasse. The union will not allow random drug testing and the management will not pay the entire increase in the health insurance costs.

The management will have to make sure that it adheres to the rules of the old contract. The result will be that any charges of bargaining in bad faith made to NLRB will get overruled. In other words, the pension and benefits payments will have to be made, and those workers that defy the strike will have to be paid in accordance with the old contract.

In addition, the company is in a position to absorb the erosion of 40% customer base. In addition the workers that are outside the contract will not be subject to the contract. The company is in a position to take a strike because now it has its own in-house training, drug screening, and safety programs.

Analyze the bargaining power of both the union and the organization.

Who do you believe has the upper hand in this negotiation? Support your position.
The company bargaining power is adversely affected because it stands to lose 40% of its market share. There might be even greater reduction in sales. That apart, the ...

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