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Chapter 1.docx - Chapter 1 30 of the workforce is unionized...

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Chapter 1 - 30% of the workforce is unionized. Labor relations affect the costs, productivity, and profitability of employers. They impact the wages and working conditions of both union and no union workers. Defining labour relations and industrial relations Industrial relations - the study of employment in union and non-union organizations - A broad interdisciplinary field of study and practice that encompasses all aspects of the employment relationship” Labor relations – The study of all aspects of the union management relationship, including the establishment of union bargaining rights, the negotiation process and the administration of a collective agreement. Collative bargaining – The entire relationship between a union and the employer, including administration of a collective agreement. Human resources management – a set of interrelated actives designed to plan human resources needs and attracts, selects, and maintains the organizations employees. Labor relations – unionized Employee relations – non-unionized Employee relations – encompasses activities and processes aimed at maintaining a productive workplace while meeting the needs of the employees. Importance of Unionization Without a union, the common law, employment legislation, and the agreement between the employer and the employee govern the employment relationship.
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