State the five reasons why seniority has received increasing attention in labor negotiations over the past few decades, and identify the advantages of the three major systems used where an employee acquires and applies seniority credits.
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.
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?
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.
What is the concept of comparative norm in determining the basic wage rate? Why there are limitations to this approach? What has led companies to grant various forms of individual treatment to companies?
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?
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?
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.
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?
What are three court cases where the Supreme Court actually bolstered private arbitration? What are the reasons behind their rulings?
What are the various facets of the job of an arbitrator? Provide examples of ethical considerations, past practice, fairness, and other traits and responsibilities.
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?
What do you think of the bargaining process? What is the most important stage for the union? What is the most important state for management? Explain why. Also discuss how you can improve the bargaining process.
Why do local unions request the services of the national unions in the collective bargaining process? How does the staff representative play an important role in this process?
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.
What is the importance of the constitution of a national union? How does it dictate the internal government and procedures of the union?
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?
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.
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.
What are the five reasons for the poor performance of unions in the 1920's? Discuss these reasons.
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?
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?
Why has union membership in the United States declined in the blue-collar sector?
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.
How can employers be more successful with retention of repatriates?
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
What costs are associated with turnover? What benefits can be derived from turnover?
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?
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
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McGraw Hill, /Chapter 2 Labor Unions: Good or Bad? http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/dl/free/.../988356/bud29430_ch02.pdf There are four schools of thought that help HR professionals understand how to create labor relations strategies for their organization. Each school of thought listed below has a different view on la