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Determinants of Impasses - New York Transit Strike, 2005

Chapter 16 of Labor Relations proposes a model for describing the determinants of impasses in public sector negotiations. Apply this model to the New York City Transit negotiations and strike of December 2005. Do the following in your assignment: -Address each of the factors listed in the model and provide a brief description

Global Labor Contracts

Consider what you know of your current employer or most recent employer. Prepare a 1-2 page paper for your management that analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of doing business under the local law for three international countries, not all from the same continent. From an HR perspective, which country or countries from you

Labor Relations: Arbitration Analysis

There are different forms of arbitration available under state laws for public sector employees: 1. Interest Arbitration 2. Final Offer Arbitration Carefully consider the benefits of each one. Prepare a chart listing each arbitration option in the first column and then the pros and cons in the next two columns. Analyze

Determinants of impasses in public sector labor negotiations

See attached file. The Labor Relations (figure) proposes a model for describing the determinants of impasses in public sector negotiations. Apply this model to the New York City Transit negotiations and strike of December 2005. Do the following in your assignment: - Address each of the factors listed in the model and provi

New York City Transit Union Representation

After reviewing the conditions of the New York City Transit Strike, debate whether you felt the strategy and communication of the Union President, Roger Toussaint, effectively represented the union members to the public. Link to article:

human resources questions of staffing organizations

First Discussion W-2 HR Planning: 1-What are the types of experiences, especially staffing-related ones, that an organization will be likely to have if it does not engage in HR and staffing planning? 2-What examples can you share? Class: We can talk about staffing planning, but this has to include some notion of busine

Labor Relations: Government Employees and Strike Penalties

Discuss the proper penalty for a strike of government employees, such as those providing an essential service to the public. In the New York City Transit Strike, penalties were assessed to the union president and the members. Do you consider these fair and appropriate? Please view link:

Labor Relations: New York transit Strike Analysis: Factors driving public opinion

Setting contract periods and expiration dates are some of those non-wage issues important in negotiations as shown in the New York City transit strike. While many thought the inconvenience to the public would overwhelmingly disfavor the transit workers' position, the public's response to the strike was mixed. Consider the poll o

Labor Relations: Union Bargining Scenario

Summary Our case begins as we are sitting around the bargaining table with the union and the organization. The current contract is set to expire. The proper notification has been delivered. The stage has been set. This is the actual negotiation. The four people at the table are the business agent, the organizer, the president

Union versus Management

A) I was wondering if you can help me with a "title page" for my bargaining notebook regarding union vs management. The title page should contain a concise strong opening statement of the topic. Please note that I am doing my paper as a member of the Union side, not the Management side. B) I would also need help with the I

Subject: Labor Relations/ Business- pertaining to Unions

Choose an organization and determine the level of union security. As you prepare to respond, answer these questions: * What level of union security exists? Is the organization you chose: an Open Shop, Closed Shop, Union Shop, Modified Union Shop, Agency Shop or Maintenance of Membership? * How are seniority and jo

Subject: Labor Relations (National Hockey League Lock Out)

The National Hockey League locked out its players in a year-long battle between the union and the owners. There were monetary issues as well as non-monetary issues that affected the lockout. Refer to the article, "The Hockey Lockout of 2004-2005," as well as any other sources summarizing the rule changes that were intended to ma

Materials, labor, and overhead variance report

Kudos Company has set the following standard costs per unit for the product it manufactures. Direct materials ( 10 Ibs. @ $ 3 per Ib.). . . . . . . . . . . $ 30.00 Direct labor ( 4 hrs. @ $ 6 per hr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.00 Overhead ( 4 hrs. @ $ 2.50 per hr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 Total standard cost

Labor relation: Demographic variables to identify people who may file grievances.

Several researchers have attempted to use demographic and personality variables to identify people who are likely to file grievances. Have these researchers been successful? As you critique this stream of research, ponder the following questions: Why would labor and management care about such findings and how would each use

Discussing Bargaining Structures

Choose one bargaining structure and find a real-life example of how that structure is used. Write a short essay that describes the application and analyzes the effectiveness of the bargaining structure in the situation you have identified.

Managers Giving Unions Financial Information

Can you help me get started with this project? In the 1980s and 1990s, it was not uncommon for managers to take steps to cut labor costs. Some of these steps included: negotiating lower wages, closing inefficient (unionized) plants, and implementing two-tier wage systems. Many unions have argued that these requests are merely

Employee and Labor Relations in four work settings

Explain which definition of work best defines the relationship that exists in each of these work settings? 1. Service organization. 2. Non-profit organization. 3. Manufacturing company, without a union, owned by a family. 4. Publicly-traded corporation operating in a global environment. In your writing, select a specifi

Question about Unions in the Workplace

Can you help me with this assignment? This assignment takes a look at some of the major laws in the employer-union relationship, including the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, and the Railway Labor Act. A good place to start is by looking ov

labor unions

Suppose that you are a Human Resource Manager in a nonunion manufacturing facility. Recently, you have suspected that several job applicants are really union "salts."("Salting" is when union organizers apply for jobs with nonunion firms in hopes of either getting hired and organizing a union or, if not hired, filing charges with

Labor Unions in the United States

From U.S. historical perspective examine the growth of white-collar, professional labor unions. What does the future hold for white-collar, professional unions?

Role of Labor Unions in twenty-first century

What will be the role of labor unions in the twenty-firsty century? Some argue that the traditional role of the union in protecting the worker has been usurped by significant legislation protecting the worker against discrimination, unsafe work conditions, and unfair pay. Does the modern union need to redefine its role and pu

Labor relation process

In most states, the law now allows prisoners to do some form of private sector manufacturing work (there is also the federal Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program). How well are these laws working? Do they provide a valuable service to society? Or do they take jobs away from honest workers and give them to prisoners

Unions have poorly recently in representation elections

Suppose I gave you the following kinds of data. The data come from interviews conducted with employees before and after these employees voted in union representation elections. The data are from employees who voted in 100 different representation elections. The data include: A. The demographic characteristics of the employees su

Labor relation

Case Study 1-1 Discharge for Whistleblower Activity Should the federal appeals court deny Broom and Miller's appeal and enforce the decision of the state district court finding upholding the discharge of the two whistle-blowers? Explain your reasoning. How might this case have been handled differently if Broom and Miller h