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Unions and the Collective Bargaining Process

Explain how unions are formed. Explain the collective bargaining process. Describe what happens when collective bargaining breaks down. Describe a typical grievance procedure.

Description of Variance Analysis

The Clayton Company uses a standard cost system in which manufacturing overhead costs are applied to units of the company's single product on the basis of direct labor-hours (DLHs). The standard cost card for the product follows: Please see attached file for full problem description. Problem 1 Questions:

Employees' Union - Assume that you-as a supervisor in a manufacturing plant-have heard rumors that the union, which has been virtually inactive until now, is planning to take complaints to upper management.

Assume that you-as a supervisor in a manufacturing plant-have heard rumors that the union, which has been virtually inactive until now, is planning to take complaints to upper management. 2. What type of plan could be presented to upper management, which could prevent the need for union action. Explain how this plan can also

Labor relations - OSHA and Safety Laws

Backgorund material - "OSHA to Address Persistent Violators of Job Safety Rules" appeared in the New York Times. Other referenses come from the PBS' Front Line web site include: "The McWane Way"; "The Victims"; "OSHA Rejects"; and "McWane's Response". This is a two part report. My requirement is to turn in 8-10 pages - so I a

Budget Variances

What are budget variances? What factors or events contribute to variances? What is the relationship between the sensitivity analysis in preparing the budget and variance analysis in managing the budget?

Compensation, employee relations

Many organizations and managers fail to develop a clear compensation strategy or, fail to align compensation and motivation practices with the overall strategy of the organization. Based off of readings and your own experiences, discuss the design elements of an effective employee relations program. What should organizatio

Materials and manufacturing labor variances.

7-22: Materials and manufacturing labor variances. Consider the following data collected for Great Homes, Inc.: Direct Material Direct Manufacture Material's Cost incurred: actual inputs x actual prices $200,000 $90,000 Actual inputs x standard prices 214,000 86,000 Standard inputs allowed for actual output x s

Unions/Prosperity in the 1920s is examined.

This posting examines why was prosperity only for the business and middle class or rich which invested in these businesses that where prosperous. It discusses why did Unions not do more about this.

Labor Efficiency Variance explained in this solution

Following labor standards have been established for a product standard labor hours per unit of output 8 hours standard labor rate $13.10 per hour the following data pertain to operations concerning the product for the last month: actual hours worked 4,000 hours actual total labor

American Federation of Labor

Compare the American Federation of Labor's trade unionism with reformist unions such as the Knights of Labor and the National Labor Union. What are some of the drawbacks to the AFL's pragmatic trade unionism?

Labour Negotiations

Why do you think that teachers unions object to linking teachers pay to their students performance on standardized test. Why is building public support so important a part of labor negotiations for public-sector jobs. This is strictly an opinion based question and is based on the case being built around Governor Schwarzene

Direct Labor Efficiency/Rate Variance

Sanders Industries, Inc., developed the following standard costs for direct material and direct labor for one of their major products, the 30-gallon heavy-duty plastic container. Standard quantity Standard price Direct materials 0.20 pounds $25 per pound Direct labor 0.10 hours $1

Project Management: Examples of Change

Based on a hypothetical project "Design and Implement an Online Credit Union Account Access System," provide an example of a change for each of the following categories: External Event Error or omission in scope of product Error or omission in scope of project Value-added change Risk response

Direct labor and cost driver

This is a study question that needs to been done and submitted as an excel file. Detailed solution to the problem. 5. Montgomery, Inc., which uses a job-costing system, is a labor-intensive firm, with many skilled craftspeople on the payroll. Job no. 789 was the only job in process on January 1, having costs of $22,500 a

Labor Relations

A. What would you advise the LPNs to do? Should they unionize? What are the advantages and disadvantages of unionizing at Happy Trials? b. What issues might the union raise during the organizing effort? c. What steps should the LPNs follow to unionize? d. What unfair labor practices need to be avoided by L

Labor Relations

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 le


How do you feel about unions in the work force? Should unions be allowed to run the system?

Management vs. Union Contract Negotiations

You are a supervisor in a small manufacturing plant. The union contract covering most of your employees is about to expire. How do you prepare for union contract negotiations?

Linear or Non-Linear?

Of the six relationships below which are perfectly linear and which are non-linear? i) Quantity Profit 14 $7,000 0 $0 19 $9,000 11 $5,500 ii) Quantity Metal Used 7 17.5 oz 0

Research Topic: Labor Unions

Hello, I am trying to gather some information for a presentation. 1. Our topic is "labor unions". Please help me to understand the pros and cons of unions. 2. I also need to address the following statement in my presentation: "Management should always fight hard to keep unions out of their organizations!"

Labor Relations & Union Elections

Qualifications for Union Office In a 1977 decision involving the United Steelworkers of America, the U.S. Supreme Court by a split vote upset a union rule requiring candidates for local union office to have attended at least one-half of a local's union regular meetings for the 3 years preceding the election. Under the union