Labor Relations Union An organization that represents employees interests to

Labor relations union an organization that represents

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Labor RelationsUnionAn organization that represents employees’ interests to management on such issues as wages, work hours and working conditionsNational LaborRelations Act(NLRA) or theWagner ActA federal law designed to protect employees’ rights to form and join unions and to engage in such activities as strikes, picketing and collective bargaining and created the National Labor Relations BoardsNational LaborRelationsBoard (NLRB)The independent federal agency created by the NLRA to administer US labor lawTaft-Hartley ActA federal law designed to limit some of the power acquired by unions under the Wagner act by adjusting the regulation of labor-management relations to ensure a level playing field for both partiesLandrum-GriffinActA law designed to protect union members and their participation in union affairs by allowing the government to regulate union activitiesCollectiveBargainingA system in which unions and management negotiate with each other to develop the work rules under which the union members will work for a stipulated period of timeWork RulesAny terms or conditions of employment, including pay, work breaks, and lunch period, vacation, work assignments and grievance proceduresLabor ContractA union contract that spells out the conditions of employment and workrules that affect employees in the unit represented by the unionGrievanceProcedureA systematic step-by-step process designed to settle disputes regardingthe interpretation of a labor contractUnion StewardAn advocate dedicated to representing an employee’s case to management in a grievance procedureArbitrationThe last step in a grievance procedure. The decision of the arbitrator, who is a neutral individual selected from outside the firm, is binding on both partiesJob DesignJobA group of related activities and dutiesPositionThe different duties and responsibilities performed by only one employeeJob FamilyA group of individual jobs with similar characteristicsJobSpecificationA statement of the needed knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) of the person who is to perform the jobJob DescriptionA statement of the tasks, duties and responsibilities of the job to be performed (should contain essential functions)Job designThe process of structuring jobs in order to improve organization efficiency and employee job satisfactionJob enrichmentEnhancing a job by adding more meaningful tasks and duties to make the work more rewarding or satisfying (usually involves giving more autonomy)JobenlargementEnhancing a job by adding more routine tasks and duties to more work more rewarding or satisfying15
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EmpowermentEnhancing a job by allowing the employee to initiate their won job changes through the process of inclusionJob AnalysisJob AnalysisThe process of studying and obtaining information about a job as currently performed by an employee by determining the duties, tasks or activities of the jobTaskA basic element of work that is a logical and necessary step in performing a job dutyDuty
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