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Unions and Labor Relations: impact, relevance

Labor Relations Paper

a. Define unions and labor relations and their impact on organizations.

b. Examine the impact of changes in employee relations strategies, policies,and practices on organizational performance.

c. Answer the question "Are unions still relevant in the United States?"

In addition your solution be sure to touch on the campaign, the election, contract negotiations, grievance handling, arbitrations, labor relations, and strikes. Use at least four references from the reading assignment, internet articles, Electronic Reserve Reading (ERR) articles, and/or HR journal articles to support your solution.

Readings:

1. Office safety. (2007, July 1). Safety Compliance Letter, (2479), 7.
2. Anderson, D. (2008, July). Unlock the power of corporate wellness programs. Benefits & Compensation Digest, 45(7), 38.
3. Clements, A. (2008, April). Get a grip on your stressed-out staff. Human Resources, 30.
4 Cordier, F. E. (2008, May). Building a successful plant or company safety process. Pulp & Paper, 82(5), 21.
5. English, K. T., & Lopez, K. W. (2007, November). Integrating your health program. Risk Management, 54(11), 34.
6. EBOOK COLLECTION: "Fundamentals of Human Resource Management," Chapter 3, Safety & Health sections only Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Second Edition ISBN: 9780072934250 Author: Raymond A. Noe, John R. Hollenbeck, Barry Gerhart, Patrick M. Wright
copyright © 2007 McGraw-Hill, a business unit of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Chapter 3: Providing Equal Employment Opportunity and a Safe Workplace

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1286 words with references.

// Human Resource Management is an important concept as it takes into consideration the issues that reflect the relationship between the organization and the employees. Before starting a paper like this, it is imperative to provide a succinct introduction regarding the issue of the creation of the trade union in the organization so as to maintain harmony in the organization. In addition, the paper discusses the labor relations and its impact on the organization.//

Introduction

The trade union holds a great importance in the organization as it serves as a mediator between the organization and the employees. This provides assistance at the time of any issue, so as to place it in front of the organization. The trade union really plays a vital role by empowering the employees to place their opinions in the management. The trade unions maintain the compatibility between the organization and the employees. The organization needs to involve the trade unions in order to safeguard the interests of the employees. This also helps the employees from any kind of exploitation and encourages them to participate in the affairs of the company willingly (Taylor, n. d.).

Answer (a)

Union and Labor Relations

The trade union can be understood as the organization of the workers that are banded together so as to attain the common goals in the chief areas, specifically the working conditions. The role of the union is to deal with the employer on behalf of the union members and further to discuss the labor contracts with the leaders. The negotiation of the labor contracts with the employers is known to be the collective bargaining. The matters that are commonly included are the issues regarding the negotiation of the workers, benefits, workplace safety and the policies regarding the problems of the employees.

The agreements that are mostly negotiated by the union leaders are required to be applied upon all of the members. The labor relations can be comprehended in the way that ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1286 words with references.

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