1. Brass Creations Co. makes decorative candle pedestals. An industrial engineer consultant developed ideal time standards for one unit of the Cambridge model pedestal. The standards follow, along with the cost accountantâ??s determination of current labor pay rates: Worktype 1 0.20 hour @ $18.40 per hour Workty
If a company is found to have violated the act, what would be the appropriate remedy: a bargaining order or a new election.
Which of the arguments are most persuasive in various claims made by the union and counterclaims made by the companies regarding the charges of unfair labor practices.
Explorer Inc, manufactures lanterns for camping. the company's direct labor rates have been set by the terms of the current labor contract. Direct labor rate standards have been assigned for each job classification. In May 20xx, a young apprentice was being trained during regular working hours to become a machine operator on on
Explain why unions favor seniority over other factors as an employment decision-making criterion
Resource: Equal Rights Proposition Outline Create a comprehensive presentation of your equal rights proposition using the presentation software identified in week 3 (PowerPoint), Cosisiting onf 3 slides Include the following: The issues, challenges, and opportunities experienced by this group in the labor force How society has constructed this groupâ??s identity The legal framework relating to this issue A summary of existing or proposed solutions of differing groups. Consider the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, corporate human resource departments, state or federal laws and regulations, political strategies, government agencies, religious groups, and grass roots organizations Whether or not this issue exists in other countries and if so, how it is handled by differing groups. Your teamâ??s compromise or alternative to existing solutions Include at least five academic references in your research. Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines
Resource: Equal Rights Proposition Outline Create a comprehensive presentation of your equal rights proposition using the presentation software identified in week 3 (PowerPoint), Cosisiting onf 3 slides Include the following: The issues, challenges, and opportunities experienced by this group in the labor force How soci
# Apart from labor, management and the government, what are some of the other groups or subgroups that may be considered â??stakeholdersâ? and/or â??playersâ? in the Labor Relations process? # Give a justification for each of the additional groups or subgroups that you name.
Focus on a current political issue relating to immigration. Possible media pieces include an article, a video or audio clip, a television show, a book, a documentary, or a movie. oWhat is the historical framework of this issue? oWhat is the political context of this issue? oWhat message does the media piece attempt to portray? Was the media coverage biased or unbiased? Was the issue sensationalized or portrayed objectively? oHow might the media coverage affect the public's perception of this issue? Does it encourage or discourage prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping? oHow might this issue affect the U.S. economy and labor force? oIf you were a manager affected by this issue and its media coverage, what inclusion strategies from this week's reading might you implement to moderate the media's effect on your employees and to promote inclusion in the workplace? Include at least two academic references in your research.
What is the historical framework of this issue? Immigration, both legal and illegal, has been a fact of life in America for most of her history. Since this story is about New Mexico illegal immigration, it is helpful to consider the role of Hispanic illegal immigration. In 1882 the first big wave of illegal immigration from
Tuscany Statuary manufactures bust statues of famous historical figures. All statues are the same size. Each unit requires the same amount of resources. The following information is from the static budget for 2009: Expected production and sales 5,000 units Direct materials 50,000 pounds Direct manufacturing labor
Can you comment on below? Union membership has declined in the public sector and private sector by over 1% each from 2010 to 2011. The number of employees in the union has declined by approximately 800,000 people since 2009. This is a result of many different issues and situations that the U.S. faces. "One of the biggest
Please help answer the following questions. What constitutes harassment? What is the role of the administrator? What are the penalties? What constitutes retaliation? What types of questions cannot be asked in an interview? Please cite your sources.
# Find a link on the Internet to a video performance or sound recording of a song that deals with a union organizing or a labor dispute. # Briefly explain what the song is about, including its historical significance, and the subject matter of its lyrics. (Hint: songwriters who composed or covered these sorts of songs in the
What strategies that small businesses can use to keep the labor costs under control? Identify at least three feasible strategies and support them with appropriate rationale.
1. What are the HR professional's strategic and operational roles in creating and sustaining a safe and healthy work environment? 2. What are the HR professional's responsibilities in the union organizing a collective bargaining process? Which of these are classified as operational roles and which are classified as strategic
Need assistance with the following questions. IS Project Management processes takes many time-consuming steps. Would it be better to simply program the new system and be done with it? As a CIO, what steps could be taken to convince A CEO to adopt an Executive Information System? If your company's Customer Relations
Your employee, Tom Smith, believes women are treated as inferiors in the department where he works. He has complained to his supervisor, Doug Greer, who is also your employee, and to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Greer has responded by reducing Smith's salary and opportunities for overtime. Does Smith have a cas
How did the manufacturing of goods and products started? How was it like in America? Were women and children involved?
The Derry-O Company has the following standard cost for their product: Direct materials 3 yards at $12.50 per yard $37.50 per unit Direct labor 2 hours at $9 per hour $18.00 per unit During the prior year, the company produced 4,900 units and 15,000 yards of material we
Describe the tactics that have been used by politicians that can also aid strategists.
Please help with the following problem. Suppose you had been asked to testify before the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations ("the Dunlop Commission") which was given the task of recommending appropriate changes in our national labor and employment laws. In light of the issues what would you have recommen
Evaluate the components of a bottom-up approach to managing labor costs. Describe how a top-down approach to managing labor costs interrelates to a compensation system. Specifies which approach would have more effective and equitable compensation consequences in a retail work environment. Provides a rationale f
Zero-balance account Union Company is considering establishment of a zero-balance account. The firm currently maintains an average balance of $420,000 in its disbursement account. As compensation to the bank for maintaining the zero-balance account, the firm will have to pay a monthly fee of $1,000 and maintain a $300,000 non-in
Baxter Company developed the following data for the current year: Beginning work in process inventory $150,000 Direct materials used 90,000 Actual overhead 180,000 Overhead applied 135,000 Cost of goods manufactured 165,000 Total manufacturing costs 450,000 Baxter Company's direct labor
This article is about the high turnover rate of Lima employees. The organization is actively restructuring their internal framework in order to reduce costs and gain more productivity. Initially the organization had three-eight hour shifts, the company decided to integrate two 12 hour shifts instead because the organization determined that it was a cost effective option with increased performance potential. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the hourly workers versus the line workers, they considered the organization facilitated an uneven playing field for the reason that a very small amount of employees were college graduates, the graduates would have access to promotions and high-salary paying jobs despite the tenure of employees that has been with the organization for several years. The high turnover was a direct reflection of the percentage of employees that possess a college degree in which case current employees have the minimum qualifications but not enough to meet the overwhelming production demands. The organization feels that a formal training method would enable employees to become more knowledgeable of company policies and procedures especially in terms of labor relations. A formal training approach may reduce turnaround and enable the company to retain and retrain their employees. Consequently, employees were dissatisfied with the current employment structure and felt undervalued and overworked as a result. Lima's performance objectives declined significantly, for the reason that only 45% of the new hires were able to pass the entrance exam and/or skills aptitude tests. If more employees and/management were equipped with a college degree, the organization would be in a much better competitive position.
Summary of the case This article is about the high turnover rate of Lima employees. The organization is actively restructuring their internal framework in order to reduce costs and gain more productivity. Initially the organization had three-eight hour shifts, the company decided to integrate two 12 hour shifts instead beca
Use a weighted scoring model to choose between three locations (A,B,C) for setting up a factory. The relative weights for each criterion are shown in the following table. A score of 1 represents unfavorable, 2 satisfactory, and 3 unfavorable. Category Weight A B C
The relevant range for monthly activity is expected to be between 8,000 and 12,000 direct labor hours. Instructions : Prepare a flexible budget for a monthly activity level of 8,000 and 9,000 direct labor hours. Data concerning manufacturing overhead for Firuliru Company are presented below. The Mixing Department is a
Blue Company applies overhead based on direct labor hours. At the beginning of the year, Blue estimates overhead to be $480,000, Machine hours to be 120,000, and Direct Labor to be 80,000. During January, Blue has 6700 direct labor hours and 11000 machine hours. a. What is the predetermined overhead rate? 1. $6 per direct labor hour 2. $40,200 3. $4 per machine hour 4. $44,000 5. none of the above b. What is the amount of overhead applied for January? c. If the actual overhead for January is $41,000, what is the overhead variance and is it overapplied or underapplied?
7. Blue Company applies overhead based on direct labor hours. At the beginning of the year, Blue estimates overhead to be $480,000, Machine hours to be 120,000, and Direct Labor to be 80,000. During January, Blue has 6700 direct labor hours and 11000 machine hours. a. What is the predetermined overhead rate? 1. $6 per di
Arrow Industries employs a standard cost system in which direct materials inventory is carried at standard cost. Arrow has established the following standards for the direct costs of one unit of product: Quantity Price Cost Direct materials 8 pounds $1.80 per pound $14.40 Direct labor 0.25 hour $8.00 per hour 2.00_ $16.40 Du
Unionized employees in both plants are currently bargaining over a labor contract with the management of their respective companies.
Plants A and B both manufacture refrigerators and are located in the same state. The plants, however, are owned by different companies, Company A and Company B. Plant A is the only plant in Company A that manufactures refrigerators while in Company B there are a number of plants manufacturing refrigerators (including Plant B). U
Productivity What is the production (output per hour) for each alternative? What is the productivity (output per labor hour)?
A local market research firm has just won a contract for several thousand small projects involving data gathering and statistical analysis. In the past, the firm has assigned each project to a single member of its highly trained professional staff. This person would both gather and analyze the data. Using this approach, an exper