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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.

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.

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.

Employee Development and Psychological Tests

What are two (2) areas in which the 60 percent participation rate of women in the workforce has impacted organizations in America. Predict two (2) changes that will occur in the next five (5) years in relation to this participation rate. recommend the psychological test that you believe is most appropriate for selecting

Union Avoidance and Unfair Labor Practices

Conduct research on the concept of unfair labor practices and union avoidance strategies to determine historical trends and recent developments. Must be a well-organized paper of 6-8 pages in length, clearly articulated, and to the point. must reflect APA style and contain at least three references, which may include Internet so

Conflicts and Negotiations

Select a conflict you observed recently. Identify and discuss the following: 1. Identify and interpret the characteristics of the negotiation situation. 2. Describe the levels of and functions/dysfunctions of the conflict. 3. Explain the style you would use, or did use, to resolve the interpersonal conflict. 4. Explain the

employee recruitment

Discuss how recruitment and selection practices can contribute to high performance in an organization.

Check Off and other Union Membership Concerns

Why do unions generally place a high priority on negotiating checkoff provisions and provisions relating to union membership or contribution in their contracts with management? Also, list and discuss the various checkoff provisions and provisions relating to union membership or contribution


Describe the advantages of structured interviews compared to unstructured interviews. Consider why so many companies still use unstructured interviews, and what you would advise them. What is the main difference between situational and behavioral structured interviews? When would it be better to go with a situational intervie

personality and mental ability tests

What are some of the reasons that traits like conscientiousness or core self-evaluations, as measured by personality tests are likely to relate to job performance across many occupations? Why isn't extroversion as consistently beneficial on the job? Why is it so hard to get a good measure of a person's personality? What are s


Create presentation aimed at convincing an employer to offer family-friendly programs for employees. Suggestions for topics to include are listed below:  Impacts on absence  Turnover  Organizational commitment  Job satisfaction  Motivation  Other relevant terms Include all references...

Unionization: Pros & Cons

Assistance with a 300 word paper that reflects APA style with references that supposes the following: You are the Human Resource Director for a 500-bed hospital. You have learned that the American Professionals Union is attempting to unionize your 1,000 registered nurses. The CEO has asked you to draft a plan to attempting to re

Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Assistance

1. What factors are contributing to the decline of union membership? Discuss. 2. What do you believe to be the pros and cons of union membership? Which do you believe to be more beneficial? Why? 3. Union membership has been on the decline. Do you believe this is a positive or negative trend? Why? 4. Employees still resist uni

Disciplinary Procedures: Dynamics Within a Unionized Labor Force

Some believe that the ability of management to discipline employees is severely compromised by the presence of a union. However, others believe the disciplinary procedures in a typical labor agreement contain as many potential advantages for management as for unions and workers. - Assess the impact of the disciplinary proced