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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Chapter 14 Understanding Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Ninth Edition DeCenzo and Robbins
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Introduction A union is an organization of workers, acting collectively, seeking to promote and protect its mutual interests through collective bargaining.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Introduction Impact of unionization Only about 13% of the private sector workforce is unionized. Labor contracts typically stipulate: wages hours terms and conditions of employment limit management’s discretion
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Introduction Union Membership by Industry
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Why Employees Join Unions Higher wages and benefits: The strength of large numbers and negotiating skills of professional bargainers give unions an advantage over individuals.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Why Employees Join Unions Greater job security: Collective bargaining contracts limit management’s ability to arbitrarily hire, promote, or fire. Influence over work rules: Unions represent workers and define channels for complaints and concerns.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Why Employees Join Unions Compulsory membership Union shops require that all employees hired into positions covered under the collective-bargaining agreement must join the union. Agency shops require nonunion employees to pay an amount equal to union fees and dues.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Why Employees Join Unions Compulsory membership Open shops allow union membership to be totally voluntary. Maintenance of membership clauses require union members to remain for the duration of the contract. Dues checkoff provisions require employers to withhold union dues from members’ paychecks.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Labor Legislation The Wagner Act Also known as the National Labor Relations Act “Bill of rights” for unions, guaranteeing right to organize and bargain collectively. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): determines bargaining units conducts elections prevents or corrects unfair labor practices
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Labor Legislation The Wagner Act Unfair labor practices include: interfering with an employee’s right to bargain collectively refusing to bargain collectively with employee representatives
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Labor Legislation Taft-Hartley Act Also known as the Labor-Management Relations Act Specified unfair union labor practices. coercion of employees to join the union
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