Chap8 - BUS353-01 CHAPTER 8 Administrative Issues I....

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BUS353-01 CHAPTER 8 Administrative Issues I. Technological Change and Job Protection Technological change: laborsaving machinery, material handling, and work flow Automation: machines perform tasks under automatic controls A. Use of new technologies 1. higher productivity 2. higher wages / shorter hours 3. does not inevitably result in higher unemployment B. Three phases of technological change: 1. development, 2. resource allocation 3. implementation C. Union Response 1. union has right to negotiate over effect of technology on employees 2. unions do not readily accept new technology because mgt and employees still have mistrust for one another II. Job Security A. Job security at Extreme 1. featherbedding a. payment for work not needed b. workers working at reduced speed c. workers duplicating work of others B. Plant Closures, Layoffs, and WARN: Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act 1. requires a 60-day advance notification of a plant closing or major layoff. 2. employers with 100 or more employees - many workers unprotected C. Subcontracting, outsourcing, and work transfer 1. Subcontracting a. occurs when a firm determines it can’t perform all the tasks
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Chap8 - BUS353-01 CHAPTER 8 Administrative Issues I....

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