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Labour Management and Relations

(ILR) Industrial labor relation

# 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

Labor Cost Controls - Small Businesses

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.

HR professional role: Safe and healthy work environment, union organizing

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

IS Project Management Processes

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Derry-O Company: Calculate material and labor variances

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

EXERCISE 11-12. Calculating Labor and Overhead Variances

At the start of 2012, Textile Express Company determined its standard labor cost to be 2.5 hours per unit at $14.00 per hour.The budget for variable overhead was $8 per unit,and budgeted fixed overhead was $15,000 for the year.Expected annual production was 5,000 units.During 2012, the actual cost of labor was $14.25 per hour.

National labor and employment laws

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.

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

Research Financial Report: Union Pacific Corporation

Financial Research Report Union Pacific Corporation Financials Review of Financial Research Report: This assignment is an analysis of a U.S. publicly-traded company which is "Union Pacific Corporation"; its common stock could be a prospective investment. It needs to be a report covering the following topics: 1. Ratio a

Baxter Company: Work in process: solve for missing amounts

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

Program Managment-Weighted scoring model

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

Grievance and Arbitration Procedures

Some people are of the opinion that grievance and arbitration procedures usually serve the needs of labor alone. Provide your viewpoint on this. Cite examples to support your answer.

Joint Participation Process

Provide reasons why a union leader might be hesitant to engage in a joint participation process. In other words, what is it about a participation process that might bother a union leader? Would these factors influence you if you were a union leader?

Standard cost direct material and direct labor variances

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

Create a Labor and Manufacturing Budget - Jessi Corporation

Sales and Production Budgets: The marketing department of Jessi Corporation has submitted the following sales forecast for the upcoming fiscal year (all sales are on account): 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Units to be produced 12,000 14,000 13,000 11,000 The selling price of the company's product

Product cost margin

The new president of the Wernecke Company was stumped. Why had profits gone down? He had directed the sales department to push the product with the highest contribution margin, and the sales department had come through with flying colors. The percent of flams sold had increased from 25% to 37.5% of units sold. So what happen

Fair Labor Standards Act in Relation to Workers and Companies

Q1. What impact does the need to pay overtime have upon an organization's budget in the long-term? Any thoughts? Q2. If the government and various organizations are working around the rules and expectations of FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), what value does FLSA really have for the average worker or company? Why? Any thought

Gross Profit/total cost/labor cost

1) A business has trade payables (creditors) of $8000 and a bank over draft of $2000.its current ratio is 2:1 and its quick (acid test) ratio is 1.5:1. What is the value of its inventory (stock)? A $4000, b $5000, c $ 28 000, d $ 35 000 2) The following information is given about four products. Which product makes the most gro