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Labour Management and Relations

Classical Management Theory Vs. Human Relations Theory

Identify the differences between the two theories of management rights. Discuss reasons why they are poles apart in determining whether management has responsibilities other than to maximize its managerial authority.

The Checkoff under the Taft-Hartley Act

Define the dues-collection method called "checkoff", referencing the regulations under the Taft-Hartley Act. What are the advantages for labor organizations in further strengthening the union's institutional status?

Union Shop, Closed Shop and Maintenance of Membership

Discuss how the union shop, closed shop, and maintenance-of-membership arrangement differ from each other. State how the Taft-Hartley Act handcuffs unions when there are violations with the legislated 30-day grace period and discharge from a job because of loss of union membership.

four safeguards that the ERISA legislation specified

What are four safeguards that the ERISA legislation specified to address the many obstacles employees faced with pension plan funding? How did the Pension Protection Act add additional requirements to the protection of these plans?

Weighted Deferred Wage Increase Averages

Why have weighted deferred wage increase averages continued to fall since the 1990's? What is your opinion on the fact that unions had little in the way of bargaining successes in this new era of hard times for labor?

Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans

Analyze the benefits of Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans, and list potential scenarios when they become quite vulnerable. Address service requirements, duration, benefit formulas, and plan funding in your answer.

Obstacles to cooperation between labor and management

What are some key obstacles that stand in the way of true cooperation by labor and management?" Please list the obstacles you consider to be most significant. Do you believe these obstacles can be overcome? If so, how?

Differences Between the FMCS and the AAA

What are the differences between the FMCS and the AAA in their methods of selection of arbitrators? What are the advantages of why some employers and unions contract the use of a permanent arbitrator? Would you use this process? Why or why not?

Duties of National Officers

List and explain: The various duties of the national union president and executive board members. Illustrate how their remuneration is not always considered "fair compensation" as compared to their CEO-counterpart in the U.S. corporations.

Disciplinary Procedures in the Union's Bylaws

What are the disciplinary procedures at the local union level that would most commonly be followed when a member has a breach of the standards of conduct in the union's bylaws? Where are the 6 of these types of breaches?

Early and final stages of the contract

How is the process of attempting to create a pattern of agreement achieved from the demands first presented in the early stages of negotiations to the final stages of the contract? Discuss trading points and counter proposals in your answer.

Impact of Strike Negotiations

How does the threat of a strike (or actual strike) affect the negotiating process and its tendency to bring about conditions necessary for agreement by union and management? I need enough information to write a minimum of a 200 word essay. Please provide any resources/references you use.

Unfair Labor Practices and the Wagner Act of 1935

Please discuss the following questions in preparation for an essay on the subject. What are the unfair labor practices? How did the Wagner Act of 1935 lead to mandatory subjects of bargaining today?

AFL Organization Principles

Please provide information in preparation for an essay on the following: Samuel Gompers, the first president of the AFL, had basic principles that laid the foundation for this organization. What are the principles? Describe three of them. Do you agree or disagree with these principles?

Optimism for Union Success

Discuss the reasons why there is optimism for continued union success. Need a minimum of 200 words to work with and the use of Wikipedia is not acceptable.

Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA, Guidelines

Maria worked for Big Business, Inc. and qualified for FMLA leave. Her husband, George, suffered from serious medical conditions, and Maria looked after him, transporting him to medical appointments, cooking for him, giving him his medications, helping him move about, and providing psychological support for him. Big Business had

Union Diversification: The Auto Industry

Does union diversification make unions stronger or weaker? How would you feel as an auto worker to see the UAW representing employees outside the auto industry?

Mergers: HR Legal and Ethical Issues

HR ethics are important to organizations as they can have legal and moral implications. In this assignment, you will develop a plan to resolve some of the ethical and legal issues involved in a merger. Consider the following scenario: As part of the employment contracts, employees have certain rights. For example, employe

Human Resource Management

1. Are the roles of labor and management inadvertently adversarial? 3. Why is it so difficult to be effective at both distributive and integrative bargaining in the course of the same negotiations? 5. Compare and contrast mediation, interest arbitration, and grievance arbitration.

Negotiations for Union Workers and Employers in Arbitration

I would like us to discuss a current events case that encompasses much of what you have learned and discussed over the course of the semester. Situation: Currently the U. S. West Coast ports are backed up with cargo ships that are just sitting in the harbor unable to dock and unload. Much of the cargo is seasonal in nature a

The Need for Employee Firing

(1) What are some of the potential implications of refusing to fire an employee in terms of indirect and direct costs? (2) If supervisors believe employee discipline emanates from a reprimand process, describe three mistakes supervisors may make in jeopardizing their employees' morale.

Arbitration and Judicial Proceedings

Scrutinize arbitration and judicial proceedings, and how they may be used to satisfy a dispute. Identify and defend two ideas you may have to make the typical arbitration procedure more effective. Indicate the advantages and disadvantages of your ideas.