Compare the sites of the three major federations in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain are the AFL-CIO (www.aflcio.org), Canadian Labour Congress (www.clc-ctc.ca), and the Trades Union Congress (www.tuc.org.uk), to that of the Industrial Workers of the World (www.iww.org or http://www.iww.org.uk/). What are the similarities and differences?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 12:15 pm ad1c9bdddf
Compare the sites of the three major federations in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain are the AFL-CIO (www.aflcio.org), Canadian Labour Congress (www.clc-ctc.ca), and the Trades Union Congress (www.tuc.org.uk), to that of the Industrial Workers of the World (www.iww.org or http://www.iww.org.uk/). What are the similarities and differences?
The similarities ...
Labor Unions across the globe and their differences and similarities.
HR training and practices across different cultures
Will you discuss each of these at length? (200 words each)
1. What kind of policies do you think would work best to prevent workplace violence?
2. How might an international firm trying to adapt HRM practices to the local culture produce worse results than it would produce by "exporting" HRM practices from the home office?
3. What, in your opinion, is the most significant impact of a union on the management of human resources? Explain.
4. Assume that a union has organized the faculty at the university or the college where you are a student. What impact would you expect the union to have on the faculty? Which faculty would you expect to support the union? Which would not support the union? How would a faculty union affect the students' educational experience? Explain.
5. It is often said that "good pay and good management" are the keys to successful union avoidance. Spell out the kind of policies and practices companies should develop if they want to keep their workers from unionizing. Do you think the employee relations practices you have mentioned are less costly or more costly than working with unionized labor?
6. How can management's collective bargaining tactics be influenced by the company's labor relations strategy? Provide examples.
7. One of your colleagues argues that domestic violence is not a concern of the business. Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
8. According to a recent news story in Business Week, "For years, American multinationals have been pilloried for shipping U.S. jobs overseas. Now, they're exporting something else: layoffs. Among the giants going abroad with their axes: Motorola, Goodyear, Procter & Gamble, Compaq Computer, JDS Uniphase, and Delphia Automotive. Each is cutting at least 2,500 overseas jobs. Sara Lee is cutting 1,300 jobs - not one in the U.S. All are at its Hanes clothing plants in Central and South America. Those were on top of 7,000 European layoffs at Hanes plants." Many people abroad are shocked at how easily U.S. firms can throw long-term employees out of work, particularly when it is very difficult to find another job in a labor market where layoffs are uncommon. Do you think that U.S. companies should be more compassionate with employees when local conditions in a foreign country make it very difficult for laid-off workers to find alternative employment opportunities?
9. How could genetic testing be used to discriminate?
10. Some people believe that cross-cultural training often reinforces stereotypes by discussing aspects of a culture that may be applicable to some members of that culture but not to all. Do you agree? How can cross-cultural training be provided to avoid this problem? Explain.