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international business questions

1.__________ is the only source of sustainable competitive advantage available to the U.S. A. Sourcing of cheap raw materials B. The caliber of its people C. Information technology D. Available capital Reset Selection 2. Ideally, the __________ should dictate the organizational structure and staffin

Union strategies in organizing drives

-In a concise paragraph, paraphrase what you have learned about union strategies in organizing drives to describe the strategies to a new union organizer. Organizing drives for a new union requires multiple steps and must carefully analyzed the need in order to be successful and righteous in forming a union in a work environ

union email use at work

Should employees be allowed to use company e-mail systems to discuss common work related concerns pertaining to their wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment? How about to discuss unionizing? Here are some ideas: Yes I think they can discuss common work related concerns pertaining to their wages, be

Labor Relations

-Employees might respond to workplace injustice in one of five ways: quitting, individual voice (such as complaining), collective voice (including forming a union), resistance (including work withdrawal such as absenteeism, reduced work effort, and work avoidance, or perhaps even sabotage), and silence. How might union strategie

Labor Laws

Review the major laws affecting labor-management relations in the textbook. Based on your review, what are the pros and cons of labor unions for employees? For employers?

workplace discrimination

12. City Hospital employed 5 workers of Middle Eastern descent in their maintenance department. The maintenance supervisor assigned all of them to clean the morgue and the basement. These employees were not allowed to work on any other floors or come into contact with patients. A. City Hospital will be liable for national orig

Unions - AFL, IWW, and CIO

The AFL, IWW, and CIO were all created out of frustration with the existing dominant form of unionism at the time. Explain. Also, what does this imply about the future of U.S. unionism?

Three premises to unionized labor negotiations

The case study question was: What are the basic premises of U.S. labor relations? The textbook listed the premises as "The three objectives of efficiency, equity and voice provide the framework for labor relations" (Budd, Labor Relations, 3ed pg 12). This solution explains the dependency of each premise on the others, partic

The Union-Organizing Process

Describe the union-organizing process. Outline the steps in the collective bargaining process. Describe the fears and best opportunities about being an effective supervisor, and steps taken toward understanding and applying principles of communication and collaborative relationships.

Labor Rights

The argument has been made that competitive labor markets will eliminate irrelevant and invidious discrimination because it forces employers to select and retain employees based strictly on their productivity. Assuming that this theory is held to be true, will civil rights law eventually become irrelevant? What are the major

A Change in the Medical Insurance Plan

Based on the reading of case studies 7.2 (A Change in the Medical Insurance Plan) and 9.3 (The Reinstatement Offer), How well does the current labor relations system deal with the type of issues that are found in the workplace? Refer to the questions found at the end of the case studies to help you think about your response. Pl

The authors of a recent book on U.S society argue that only greater citizen participation in the large structures of the economy and state will enable us to surmount the deepening problems of contemporary social life. Assuming that statement to be accurate, would unions play any role in ensuring greater participation in the large structures of the economy or would you agree with Selig Perlman that unions are preoccupied with narrow job related issues?

The authors of a recent book on U.S society argue that only greater citizen participation in the large structures of the economy and state will enable us to surmount the deepening problems of contemporary social life. Assuming that statement to be accurate, would unions play any role in ensuring greater participation in the lar

2. Northern Company uses a predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor hours to apply manufacturing overhead to jobs. At the beginning of the year, the company estimated manufacturing overhead would be $400,000 and direct labor hours would be 40,000. The actual figures for the year were $430,000 for manufacturing overhead and 42,000 direct labor hours. Is manufacturing overhead underapplied or overapplied for the year? By how much? der.

2. Northern Company uses a predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor hours to apply manufacturing overhead to jobs. At the beginning of the year, the company estimated manufacturing overhead would be $400,000 and direct labor hours would be 40,000. The actual figures for the year were $430,000 for manufacturing overhead

Jo builds and sells robots using component parts purchased

5. Jo builds and sells robots using component parts purchased from a supplier and assembled and painted in Jo's factory. The boats sell for $1,200 each. Component parts cost $400 per boat, and each boat requires 12 labor hours to assemble at a cost of $14 per hour. Jo's factory is rented for $2,000 per month, which includes u

Jo Company makes and sells consumer products

7. Jo Company makes and sells consumer products. During the past year, Jo incurred the following costs: product recalls, $3,500; systems development, $120; inspection, $1,700; Net cost of scrap, $800; testing supplies, $30; warranty repairs, $3,300; rework labor, $1,400; statistical process control, $0; customer returns of def

Per unit cost for AA1 and BB2 using direct labor hours

4-8 The following estimates are available for George Manufacturing for 2004: George Manufacturing Estimated Manufacturing Overhead For the year Ended December 31, 2004 Production machine setup $75,000 Production machine de