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COMM392: Managing Employment Relationship 103/104 Fall 2009 Yoshio Yanadori Announcements Return graded midterm exam today Collective Bargaining Exercise November 13th(Fri.), 6:30 9:30 pm A change in CB exercise case Page 8 (Union's opening position #3 remove the demand for bumping) Revised case on WebCT Dress up? Up to you Final exam December 16th(Wed.), 12:00 2:30 pm BigSit Job Classification Laborer/Helper Assembler / Operator Transport raw materials, finished products and equipment throughout plant manually or using powered equipment Assist assemblers and tradespersons Perform other laboring and elemental activities Assemble wooden or metal furniture and fixture parts to form subassemblies and complete articles using hand and power tools Reinforce assembled furniture and fixtures with dowels or other supports Install hardware such as hinges or clasps on furniture and fixtures Competent to perform advanced work Responsible for completing manufacturing work Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity and product quality Tradesperson Holiday Costs On top of annual wage costs "double cost" Cost calculation Total daily wage cost: W Annual benefits cost: B The number of holidays: H Total cost/year = (W x 260) + B + (W x H) Negotiation Terms Target point ( BSD) Result the negotiating party hopes to achieve Resistance point ( BSD) Negotiating party's bottom line Least favorable offer/demand it will accept Opening/Initial position (given in your exercise) The party's first offer/demand in negotiations Contract Zone (Figure 13.5, Page 411) Management Union Resistance point 2.75% 4.0% Initial demand 3.0% Target point 2.0% Resistance point Potential settlement zone Target point 1.5% Initial offer 1.0% Car Deal Simulation
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (SELLER) $5,000 $4,600 $4,300 $4,000 $3,800 $3,500 (BUYER) $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,200 $3,300 $3,400 (deal) Example: Negotiation between BC Ambulance Service and the paramedics union and BC http://www.vancouversun.com/health/paramedics+legislated+back+work/2197691/story.html government SubProcesses Types of bargaining Distributive bargaining Zerosum game Integrative bargaining Try to identify common interests in search of winwin situations Other issues Attitudinal structuring Each side forms attitudes toward the other side and toward the relationship between the teams Trust, hostility Intraorganizational bargaining Each side's negotiators seek to achieve consensus within their bargaining team and within their organizations Caucus Duty to Bargain in Good Faith Bad faith bargaining Surface bargaining (c.f. Hard bargaining) Going through the motions with no intent to sign an agreement Refuse to meet Unlawful strike/lockout threats Circumventing the union Failing to explain proposal Changing position without justification Lastminutes demands Illegal demands * Remedy Labor Relations Board Drafting Language Draft in clear, straightforward languages indicating exactly who is expected to do what (i.e., The employer shall pay...) Avoid "run on" sentences Use consistent terms throughout (i.e., "the employer" and "the employee") Proofread the clause to make sure that it reflects accurately what the agreement is Use one numbered paragraph for each "idea" or "item" Creates ambiguity which leads to grievances Drafting Language Examples from Past Exercises Length of agreement "The terms of agreement are valid for 3 years." Paid holidays "Employees at both plants shall receive eleven holiday days." Wage adjustment "Effective November 21, 2005, wage increase be 1.5% per year general increase above inflation in all employee hourly wages for both years." CB Exercise on November 13
1. 2. Team leader hands in BSD to me (HA565) at around 6:0015pm Room & opposing team informed 3. 4. Start negotiation when you are ready Buchanan Information also available on WebCT at 6:15pm No moderator you decide how to proceed Submit a (hard) copy of the collective agreement to me (HA565) signed by both parties by 9:30pm Try to finish early you have to work on CB agreement document Please submit typed document You can use Yoshio's printer/bring a flash memory 1. Celebrate your success Questions? Email: [email protected] No class on Nov. 12th (Th) ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course COMM 392 taught by Professor Carson during the Fall '09 term at UBC.
- Fall '09