Collective Bargaining 205 Midterm Review_StudyGuide

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Collective Bargaining 205 Midterm Review Industrial Labor Relations - workers can control their labor - free will exists in workplace which affects quality of product - Workers’ productivity and commitment is not only affected by pay but by work environment and their own personal lives - Physical and mental health impacts productivity also - Recognizes that the interests of the employers (minimize labor costs & maximize profits) may differ from employees (maximize wages and minimize efforts) - Employers and employees common interests includes making company more profitable o Common interests implies that there are benefits promoting the most productive approach to the workplace o One option is HRM to maximize worker productivity o Another approach is Collective Bargaining - Relationship between unions and management - Embraces Institutionalist economics in market and workplace Economics - Classical/Neoclassical o conservative o Free market is ideal o Adam Smith, competition is good o A political defense of free market ( neoclassical ) o Little involvement of government ( neoclassical ) o Interference in market is bad ( neoclassical ) - Marxian Economics o Democratic moderate o Challenged neoclassical economics o Tends to prove mathematically that free markets have a built in disequilibrium and will explode without interference or regulation o Need of a strong government in market to run effectively - Keynesian Economic Though o Business cycles could be affected by government activity o In reaction to Great Depression o The gvt has to play role in monitoring and mitigating in the marketplace o Unlike Marxian it believes market is logical but there is a positive role for government in it - Institutionalist o liberal o Argued that in order to understand the market you don’t just look at theory but look at institutions in society and how they influence the economy o Look at businesses and workers or organizations of workers (unions) and consumers and the role of the government (infrastructure)
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Framework of Industrial Labor Relations 1. Strategic a. Level where employers develop strategies to deal with unions and how their policy will be used; bulk are either tolerant or against unions b. Union decides their strategies against employers (confrontational or cooperative); standard strategy is high road low road [work well with good employers, bad with bad ers] 2. Functional Tier**** a. Bargaining unit determination i. Determine issues and concerns b. Negotiation Process i. Initiated either following a union victory or renewal of union c. Distributive and innovative negotiations i. Distributive bargaining 1. when two sides are negotiating and arguing about who gets what 2. fighting about share of revenue 3. fight about health care issues ii. Integrative bargaining 1. How do you improve outcomes where both parties benefit? 2.
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