In a brief statement, describe how the negotiation interests of the employee and the employer interact in the bargaining environment with the understanding that the employee may or may not be represented by a union. Who has more bargaining power in what types of situations?
Describe one factor that would help unions win at the bargaining table
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1. In all negotiating environments it is perception of the people involved that is most important. Employees and employers are bound by the needs of the company and the success of the company. However, there are other factors. For employees there is the need to make a living wage. But inclusive with this is the special skills, the talents, the education, and value of those attributes that make the employee more or less valued. For the employee with limited skills or skills that are more common among a greater population, the value is limited and the company holds the upper hand. If the employee is a Dr. of Microbiology with a specialty in sea grass, the environmental company the doctor works for may have a problem replacing him/her. Additionally, the costs of replacing the employee including but not limited to the search costs, training, wage and ...
A discussion on the bargaining/negotiation advantages in both union and non union bargaining sessions.
Bargaining Power of Unions
Which party (union or management) would likely be in a stronger position to bargain for its preferred wage outcome under the following conditions, and why?
1. high profits, an expanding market share, a healthy economy, and the cost of living rising less than two percent per year
2. low profits, stagnant sales growth, uncertain economic conditions, and a projected four percent annual rise in cost of living
Please apa in text cite and reference
Holley, W. H., Jr., Jennings, K. M., & Wolters, R. S. (2012). The labor relations process (10th ed.). Mason, OH: SouthWestern.