Apr 10 - Improving Government Performance Part II HR Spring 2008

Apr 10 - Improving Government Performance Part II HR Spring 2008

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Improving the Performance of Public Organizations Part II Public Productivity and Human Resources
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Outline Unions Productivity and Human Resources Management Productivity and Performance Measurement Generational Effects
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Why Do Workers Join Unions? Dissatisfaction with the work environment, including working conditions, compensation, and supervision A desire to have more influence in affecting change in the work environment Employee beliefs regarding the potential benefit of unions
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Collective Bargaining Collective bargaining —occurs when representatives of a labor union meet with management representatives to determine employees' wages and benefits, to create or revise work rules, and the resolve disputes or violations of the labor contract major issues in collective bargaining wage-related issues supplementary economic benefits institutional issues administrative issues
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Union’s Economic Power in Collective Bargaining Union's base of power striking —a refusal on the part of employees to perform their jobs picketing —used by employees on strike to advertise their dispute with management and to discourage others from entering or leaving the premises boycotting —involves refusing to patronize an employer by refusing to buy or use the employer's products or services primary boycott —refusal of the union to allow members to patronize a business where there is a labor dispute secondary boycott —occurs when a union induces third parties such as suppliers and customers to refrain from any business dealings with an employer with whom it has a dispute
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Employer’s Power in Collective Bargaining Employer's base of power ability to determine how to use capital within the organization as long as these decisions are made in accordance with the law close down the company, the plant, or certain operations within the plant transfer operations to another location subcontract out certain jobs ability to more easily replace striking employees with replacements may effectively operate with a substantially reduced staff during
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course PPD 225 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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