Doncouse_Jeremy_Week4

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Chapter eight case Running head: CHAPTER EIGHT CASE Material Handling Equipment Association Bargaining Group Jeremy Doncouse Mountain State University 1
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Chapter eight case 1) Industrywide bargaining with each separate union. As a manager I would be in favor of industrywide bargaining but not with each separate union. It is sometimes difficult enough as it is to negotiate with unions individually. The best thing to do is to be able to negotiate all at once with all unions involved, to come to a conclusion that is acceptable to everyone, and to not have to come to different agreements with different unions. Unions and companies need to come to mutual agreements between them because the firms are looking to maximize their profit, minimize their costs, and make the best use of their resources possible. Unions, on the other hand, are concerned primarily with the wages, benefits, and treatment of their members. Even though unions have similar goals when different unions represent workers at the same firm, then conflicting views of how to achieve the end result may differ. It is those differences that make for difficult negotiations. If the firm were able or willing to make concessions to one set of
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course MGMT 308 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '09 term at Mountain State.

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