Calculating Labor and Overhead Variances At the start of 2012, Textile Express Company determined its standard labor cost to be 2.5 hours per unit at $33.90 per hour. The budget for variable overhead was $9 per unit, and budgeted fixed overhead was $15,000 for the year. Expected annual production was 5,000 units. During 2012,
Identify three key historical events that have shaped the current (since 2000) labor-management landscape
- Identify three key historical events that have shaped the current (since 2000) labor-management landscape. - Describe the potential effects upon union cooperation if management shares information openly. - Link basic competitive strategies to the HR functions and explain how they support HR. - Speculate about issues that ca
I need help with the following question: The Alperti Company manufactures surgical gowns for hospitals. Their controller, Ethell Hieken is preparing the variance analysis report for October. Standard Costs are as follows: Direct Material 2.0 yards at $6 per yard Direct Labor 0.25 hours at $12 per hour During October, M
"No deal!" said the union. "The current method of evaluating government employees at this agency is terrible, and if a change doesn't occur, we'll be in court seeking damages." In 2004, a government agency approved and initiated an ambitious project, part of which was to develop an updated, automated evaluation system for the
Prado Corporation manufactures and sells a single product. The company uses a standard cost system. The standard cost per unit of product follows: Materials - 1 lb plastic@$3.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3.00 Direct labor- 1.6 hr@$10.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What is the current growth in union membership? What is the organizing process for a labor union to enter a nonunion company?
Use a post-2005 example of difficult labor relations, either in your state or in an area of business that interests you
Identify a post-2005 example of difficult labor relations, either in your state or in an area of business that interests you. - Summarize the labor challenge, and explain the role any government agencies have played or could play. - Include information about any legal actions taken in the dispute. - Incorporate an analysis
Write a short essay on how the predictors of union participation suggest that union leaders will likely be involved in an adversarial relationship with management. Explain why they believe this. Provide an site that can be referenced for more information.
Not all forms of strikes are protected by the NLRA. What types are protected? Unprotected? Does this make sense, or should all types of strikes be treated equally?- Economic strikes, unfair labor strikes, Recognition strikes, Sympathy strikes are a maybe and Wildcat strikes are occasionally. These are the ones that are protec
Do you believe employee elections regulated by the NLRB are successful? Why or why not? Please explain your answer.
What factors are contributing to the decline of union membership? Discuss.
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
-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
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
The following labor standards have been established for a particular product: 1.5 standard labor hours per unit at $17.55 per hour. During the last month, 5,300 hours were worked costing $94,340 and 3,600 units were produced. What is the labor rate variance for the month? [Do not use decimals. If your labor rate variance is nega
-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
Argue against the use of modern day factories that involve labor-intensive work. Consider whether or not the United States should support the their development. Support your position with specific examples.
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?
Should soldiers be allowed to join unions? Why or why not?
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
You are a compensation analyst for Worry-Not Insurance Company, which is located in Hartford, Connecticut. Define the relevant labor market for insurance claims adjusters and for data entry clerks. Describe the rationale for your definitions.
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?
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
What are some of the major differences between public and private sector labor relations? Refer to case study 13.2 when framing your response which I will attach. Also, refer to the questions at the end of the case study in order to help you think about your response, please just don't answer the questions, provide a list of so
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.
Why is direct labor a poor base for allocating overhead in many companies? In what situation would it be a strong and better way to allocate overhead?
1.Why is direct labor a poor base for allocating overhead in many companies? In what situation would it be a strong and better way to allocate overhead? What bases do you feel are the most commonly used by most large companies? Explain. 2.Describe the flow of budget data in an organization. Who are the participants
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
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 - either supporting the nurses in their efforts OR attempting to remain union free. Draft solid arguments - either pro or
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
Peluso Company, a manufacturer of snowmobiles, is operating at 70% of plant capacity. Peluso's plant manager is considering making the headlights now being purchased from an outside supplier for $11 each. The Peluso plant has idle equipment that could be used to manufacture the headlights. The design engineer estimates that each headlight requires $4 of direct materials, $3 of direct labor, and $6.00 of manufacturing overhead. Forty percent of the manufacturing overhead is a fixed cost that would be unaffected by this decision. A decision by Peluso Company to manufacture the headlights should result in a net gain (loss) for each headlight in what amount? Why?
Peluso Company, a manufacturer of snowmobiles, is operating at 70% of plant capacity. Peluso's plant manager is considering making the headlights now being purchased from an outside supplier for $11 each. The Peluso plant has idle equipment that could be used to manufacture the headlights. The design engineer estimates that each