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You've had an initial discussion with Mildred on the basics of unions. She wants to find out more current union issues. Using all resources at your disposal, research and refer to current events. Find an area where there is an issue that includes the concerns of a public employee union (at either a national, regional or local level). You should be able to locate and select a reasonably current situation. However, you may use any situation that is no more than a year old. You may also choose to report on a situation where anticipated conflict is on the horizon as long as you are able to garner enough information to complete the activities enumerated here:
? Summarize the situation detailing the basic facts of the case, e.g., the name of the union, name of the employer, the geographic area affected, any circumstances unique to the case, etc.
? Identify and state the issue or issues.
? Summarize the arguments for and against resolution options of the issue/s
? Analyze how the issue/s and potential resolution/s would or would not be different if it/they were in the private sector.

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Illustrative Example 1: Firefighter Union Battles Ban On Locker Decals

Opponents of a ban on displaying decals on firefighters' lockers hold American flags outside City Hall. The firefighters' attorney, Ronald Kuby, stands third from the right, and the president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, Steve Cassidy, stands third from the left. http://www.nysun.com/article/46465

. Summary:

The Fire Department and its uniformed firefighters union are embroiled in a free-speech dispute over locker ...

Solution Summary

Through a recent illustrative example, this solution summarizes the situation detailing the basic facts of the case; identifies and states the issue or issues; summarizes the arguments for and against resolution options of the issue/s; and analyzes how the issue/s and potential resolution/s would or would not be different if it/they were in the private sector.

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