You are the Human Resources manager for large distribution site

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You are the Human Resources manager for large distribution site. Your recent employee opinionsurvey indicated that overall, employees felt that this was a good place to work. However, recentdownturns in the economy have resulted in the loss of large contracts, which provided asignificant portion of the company’s revenue. One of the impacts from this loss in revenue is thatthe company will be unable to provide annual COLA or merit increases for the first time in morethan 15 years. You have heard rumors from employees close to you that there is talk aboutefforts to unionize. What guidelines will you develop for supervisors to successfully respond toemployee questions about unionization? What can your supervisors say or do that is legallypermissible in this situation?The National Labor Relations Act was enacted in 1935. This act protects the rights ofemployees who choose to organize, bargain with employers and other rights as stated in the act.It also protects employers from certain interference from organized unions and employees.It is declared to be the policy of the United States to eliminate the causes ofcertain substantial obstructions to the free flow of commerce and to mitigate andeliminate these obstructions when they have occurred by encouraging the practiceand procedure of collective bargaining and by protecting the exercise by workersof full freedom of association, self-organization, and designation of

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Winter
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Trade union, National Labor Relations Act, Labor Relations Act

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