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Labour Management and Relations

Cost Accounting

I need assistance with the following problemS: Looker Hats is planning to sell 600 felt hats, and 700 will be produced during June. Each hat requires ½ yard of felt and ¼ hour of direct labor. Felt costs $3.00 per yard and employees of the company are paid $20 per hour. How much is the total amount of budgeted direct labo

Direct Labor Hour Costs

Co allocates overhead on the basis of direct labor hours. It allocates overhead costs of $4,000 to two different jobs as follows: Job 1:(10 hours)=$2,000 Job 2:(10 hours)-$2,000 Assume, that the production process for Job 1 was automated. Now Job 1 requires only 2 hours of direct labor but 4 hours of mechanical processing. As

Human Resource Manager

I need help in developing what a HR manager would want to see for Fresh graduate from college HR management would want to see on attached skill sets. Please just look at the skills required as they are outline and help present ideas of what I can use to sell myself with your expert experience. I really want this job but I have n

Union Avoidance

Labor unions provide valuable protection and representation for workers in many industries. The management in almost all companies would prefer not to have unions to deal with. Unions complicate management's relationship with their workers and add regulations and procedures that must be followed. In many cases, management also o

Labor Relations & Labor Union Leadership

Analyze the current dissension among unions in the AFL-CIO. Several unions, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have pulled out of the AFL-CIO. New national labor organizations such as UniteHere and Change to Win have been formed. Many more unions have made known their dissatisfact

Company "A" and "B" Sell an Identical Product

Company "A" and "B" sell an identical product. Company "A" utilizes new and expensive labor saving capital equipment in the manufacturing process. Company "B" instead uses older manufacturing equipment that requires a greater amount of labor in the manufacturing process. The products sell for the same price per unit. Compute

Compensation in regards to union employees

I believe that unions are necessary in some forms of industries. However, if given a choice, unions would prefer to implement a skill based pay system than some form of gain sharing plan. What is the reasoning behind this philosophy?

Your company sells its products in many different countries.

? Consider the following scenario: Your company sells its products in many different countries. The Director of Exporting and Trade has decided to take on a number of interns over the summer to help the company communicate with its outlets within the various foreign countries. The interns, who are studying to get their Associate

Finding Direct materials price and quantity variances, direct labor rate and efficiency variences, variable overhead spending and efficiency variance, fixed overhead budget and volume variance.

Wonderful! Not only did our salespeople do a good job in meeting the sales budget this year,but our production people did a good jobn in controlling costs as well."said Anna jones, president of Hess inc. "Our $34,110 overall manufaturing cost variance is only 1.47% of the $2,320,000 standard cost of products made during the year

Operating Environment Factors

Pick one of the Operating Environment factors (competitors, creditors, customers, labor, or suppliers) and discuss how you would monitor and evaluate trends for an effective "early warning" system for your strategic planning. Include sample data for illustration.

Manufacturing and Overhead Costs

Use the following information to answer questions 1 and 2: w. At the beginning of 20x7, estimated overhead costs were $156,000 and estimated direct labor hours were 20,800. Actual overhead costs amounted to $166,400, and 20,904 direct labor hours were worked. 1. What predetermined overhead rate should the law firm use to a

Management and Relations: Labor Law

1. What is a lockout in connection with labor law? a. an action by management to prevent workers from entering the company's premises. b. an action by workers to prevent customers from entering the company's premises. c. an action by workers to prevent management from entering the company's premises. d. an action by mana

Two common problems with data collection

Two common problems with data collection: 1. Extreme values of observations occur from errors in recording costs (for example, a misplaced decimal point), from nonrepresentative periods (for example, from a period in which a major machine breakdown occurred or from a period in which a delay in delivery of materials from an in

labor relations process strategies

Details: You are pretty sure that the workers will try to unionize and you may be drawn into a collective bargaining situation. Help Steve prepare for this by locating 1-2 articles, websites or book chapters on collective bargaining cases. These can be historical accounts of collective bargaining cases. Research articles discus

Direct Labor Variance - AirMeals Inc

AirMeals Inc prepares in flight meals for a number of major airlines. One of the company's products is stuffed cannelloni with roasted pepper sauce, fresh baby corn and spring salad. During the most recent week, the company prepared 6,000 of these meals using 1,150 direct labor hours. The company paid these direct labor workers

Labor Studies

This is a role-playing exercise, in which you are a conflict resolution consultant. Here is the scenario: As part of its attempt to be a good corporate neighbor, X-Cell, Inc. (a manufacturer of cell phones that has its corporate headquarters in your home town) donated 50 computers with broadband Internet access to the public

negative media coverage

Given all the negative media coverage on U.S. companies exploiting labor in overseas factories, what are some of the factors you think companies should consider when determining a total compensation package in Mexico?

Low Labor Cost Advantages

Taking into account the wages, working conditions, and job opportunities, is the manufacturing of goods in countries with low labor cost advantageous to developed and developing countries alike? What would be a product manufactured by a developing country?

Description of Labor productivity

Gibson Valves produces cast bronze valves on an assembly line, currently producing 1600 valves per shift. If the production is increased to 2000 valves per shift, labor productivity will increase by 10% 20% 25% 40% 50%

Operations Management: Calculate Labor & Productivity

Please see attached document. Please solve using Excel & show work if possible. Thanks! A US manufacturing company operating a subsidiary in a less developed country shows the following results: US Less developed country Sales (units) 100,000 20,000 Labor (hours) 20,000 15,000 Raw materials (currency) $20,000 FC 20,000

Introduction to International Labor Memo

Assignment: Introduction to International Labor Memo Consider the following scenario: Your company sells its products in many different countries. The Director of Exporting and Trade has decided to take on a number of interns over the summer to help the company communicate with its outlets within the various foreign countries

Direct Materials/Labor/Variances

Please help me with the following: The per-unit standards for direct materials are 2 gallons at $4 per gallon. Last month, 11,200 gallons of direct materials that actually cost $42,400 were used to produce 6,000 units of product. What was the direct materials quantity variance for last month? --------------------------------

Labor Relations - Happy Trails

The organization is a medium-sized independent living home, Happy Trails, LLC. It is a for-profit facility located in a suburban environment. Due to traffic and road congestion, this eldercare facility is the most convenient independent living home near the city. Independent living homes in the city offer many of the same servic

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:

Overhead Labor Cost/Units Produced

Company A produces two products. The products' identified costs and production information are as follows: Product A Product B Direct Material $18,000 $12,000 Direct labor 6,000 12,000 Units produced 4,000 5,000 Overhe