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Human Capital The Dynamics of Labor Relations Why Unionize? Economic needs Dissatisfaction/conflicts with management Social and leadership concerns Effective Industrial Relations System An effective industrial relations system does not eliminate conflicts between workers and management. Rather, it provides institutions that resolve conflict in a way that minimizes its costs to management, employees, and society. What does the Union Organizing Process Look Like? 1) Employee and union make contact 2) Initial organizational meeting 3) Formation of in-house organizing committee (authorization cards) 4) Election petition (submitted to NLRB) and voting preparation 5) NLRB holds election 6) Contract negotiations (assuming union is granted exclusive representation) Wage comparison for union vs. non-union (govt 10-14%, private 19%) More voice (grievance systems, etc.) Work rules HR systems focused on seniority – not performance Decrease in quantity of labor demanded Other benefits may be decreased when wages increase
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