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Right to Work and Labor Unions

Most rights to do something also imply the right to not do that thing. For example, the right to vote includes the right not to vote. Unions state that individuals should be free to join a union, yet then argue that those organizations where workers are represented by a union should be an agency shop. That is, all employees must

Advantages & Disadvantages to Arbitration: When Negotiations Fail

When negotiations fail or stall, management and union may opt for arbitration. Arbitration involves transferring the power to make employer-employee related decisions to an often less-informed outsider. • Discuss the central reasons an employer or a union is unable to reach a collaborative resolution to some issues and wh

Factors That Influence Labor Negotiations

The union's major goal is to negotiate with the employer a written agreement covering both employment conditions and the union-member relationship itself on terms that are acceptable to the union. The terms must be acceptable to the employer, too, if negotiations are to be successful. Apart from conditions within the company, ex

Peer Review Journal Article: Summary & Discussion

Use the CSU Online Library to locate and review a scholarly article found in a peer reviewed journal related to analyzing work, designing jobs, HR planning, or recruiting. In peer reviewed journals, the articles were reviewed by other professionals in the field to ensure the accuracy and quality of the article, which is idea

What Size Union Is Best?

Globalization has increased competition in the markets for factors of production (including employees) as well as in the product markets. Businesses can source employees from a larger pool inside and outside the country, but employees too have many more options than before. As a result, the workforce of an organization may be fa

White Collar Employees & Unions

There are some rather formidable grounds for pessimism about unionization in the years ahead. One reason involves the composition of union membership. Consider the composition of union membership and respond to the following: • Why has the white-collar world been relatively unreceptive unionization while the blue-colla

Case Study - GMFC Attitude Survey

1-2 pages of info and references if needed. Looking for some help to complete the project GMFC Attitude Survey Satisfaction Percentile Central City Total Pay 53 50 Promotions 36 50 Wor

Legal concerns regarding job descriptions

I'm having trouble with this end of the chapter question on the job descriptions relating to industrial/technical workplaces. Please summarize the 3 questions below using 1 paragraph for each questions (6 sentences minimum for paragraph) using detailed sentences for each and complete sentences and your own words. Please keep you

Keeping a car plant union-free and competitive

GMFC is planning to expand its U.S. operations by building a new plant. They will employ about 500 production workers. This new plant will manufacture motorized recreational equipment including all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, and snowmobiles. The equipment will assemble mechanical components produced in other GMFC ope

Are Unions Still a Necessary Component of our Workforce?

Some people say that unions have outlived their usefulness. Do you agree with this statement? What do you think would happen if we no longer had unions in this country? Do unions have any effect on outsourcing to other countries, in your view? Why or why not?

Union Membership and Labor Movement

1. Why has union membership in the United States declined in the blue-collar sector? 2. In the 1960s and 1970s, what were some of the reasons for the growth of unionization in the public sector? Choose at least three and discuss. 3. What is the current status of the labor movement? Make sure to include your viewpoint 4. Why a

Labor Unions: Americans with Disabilities and Rehabilitation Act

Evaluate the intended effectiveness of The Americans with Disabilities Act and The Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Determine how these laws affect human resource (HR) management. Speculate what the impact of the Act will be in 10 years. Support your position. Examine how the role of unions in other countries differs from the role

Decline in Union Density According to John W. Budd

Book: Labor Relations: Striking A Balance", 4th Edition, John W. Budd 1) According to Budd, identify and substantiate two major reasons for the decline in union density. (There are many reasons. Choose only 2.) 2) For each reason, prescribe methods Organized Labor (unions) might use to combat the problem. Show how each

Phases of labor and union development in U.S.

Please help with the following problem. Explain the major phases of labor/union development in the U.S. Please also characterize each phase with examples. Include at least 400 words in the solution.

Variance Analysis - Material, labor and overhead variance analysis

Small Tykes World Company mass-produces chairs for children. The chairs can be purchased in a variety of colors, but only one basic design. The chairs are wildly popular, especially with young, highly educated parents. The design is the key to the company's success, and there seems to be no end to the demand for Small Tykes's pr

Summary of services Department of Labor provides.

You are a High school Counselor and you have just been asked to prepare a presentation outlining 5 services that the Department of Labor offers to employers and employees for your staff. Visit the Department of Labor Web site in your state. Discuss and analyze at least five services that the Department of Labor provides to emplo

OP Income & Labor Rate Variance

3. The following product line information is for the Clara's Clothing Shop Company. The company is considering dropping its Children's product line due to poor operating income performance. Fixed expenses are allocated to each product line based on sales revenue. Active Wear Clothing Men's Women's Children's Sales

Is Union a necessity if management takes care of employees?

"If management treats employees well, pays them a fair wage, communicates with them, and ensures that they have a safe and healthy work environment, there is no need for a union." Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Explain your position.

Labor laws that interfere with successful business operations

Identify and give examples using at least 6 different employment and labor laws that interfere with the ability of an employer to operate its business successfully. Additionally, discuss laws that encourage employers to adopt sound practices which comply with legal requirements and promotes the employer's interest. Please explai

OSHA, NIOSH & OSHRC - Relationship Amongst Agencies

The posting: Describe the relationship between OSHA, NIOSH and the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission as specified in the Act. This solution thoroughly explains the function of each agency, along with its relationship to the others. OSHA and NIOSH are the oversights for organizations in regards to employee safety.

Human Resource Concerns for the Success of an MNC

What are the specific human resources concerns (competencies, labor economics, legal & regulatory systems, labor relations & unionization, and cultural norms) for Europe and the potential impact of these concerns to an MNC's success.

Labor Unions: Purpose and Decline in Recent Years

The solution questions: Why are labor unions formed? What is their purpose? Why has membership seen a decline in recent years? Certain industries, such as public safety, government (postal carriers) and engineers, are often represented by unions. The membership elects a Board that engages the organization's management

Multiple Choice: Arbitration Fees and Union Elections

The following two questions are answered by providing a synopsis of each topic, along with a reference: Based on the most currently reported data by the American Arbitration Association ( ) and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service ( , you should factor all but one of the following into your b