Discussion 4.1: Wage Concerns
Wages and other economic benefits for employees are undoubtedly at the heart of collective bargaining in
labor relations. Contrast union and management wage concerns. The text lists each separately. Ensure
you list each categ
Discussion 3.1: Terms Associated with the Bargaining Process
Define the terms associated with the bargaining process. Discuss the terms with the class. Key terms and
concepts are listed at the end of the chapters in your text.
In the bargaining process ne
The Process of Selecting the Arbitrator
The selection of an arbitrator or board of arbitrators is generally specified in the labor
agreement. Both the labor and management pay for the arbitration fees and have a hand in
choosing the arbitrator. The arbi
Discuss with your class the key events related to the growth of national unions.
There are a ton of key events that were related to the growth of national unions. From the birth which was the
increased demand for goods and services
Discussion 2.1: National Labor Relations Board
Discuss the authority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in labor relations. As an additional
point in your discussion, explain why an employer must furnish information in the negotiation process.
Discussion 2.2: Unfair Labor Practices
Discuss with the class unfair labor practices and identify unfair labor practices that occur in
representation elections, and in organizational campaigns.
Unfair labor practices are actions that employers or unions t
Discussion 3.2: Stages of the Bargaining Process
Identify the three stages of the bargaining process. Discuss the stages with your class and describe in
general what happens in each stage.
The three stages of the bargaining process are the preparation sta
Discussion 4.2: Alcohol and Drug Testing
The use of alcohol and drug testing of job applicants and employees has become a complicated and
critically important job security issue. Identify the rights and attitudes of both employer and employee
related to a
Ungraded Discussion 5.1: Grievance Procedure Steps
Discuss with the class, the five steps in a grievance procedure. What is the "5W's" rule?
Step 1: Employee, Steward, Supervisor
Discussing the grievance with the shop steward or directly to the supervisor
Discussion 5.2: Grievance Mediation
Discuss grievance mediation with the class. The first part of the discussion will focus on what grievance
mediation is as it relates to the collective bargaining agreement. The second part of the discussion will focus o
Discussion 6.1: Arbitration of Statutory Rights
During a class discussion, identify arbitration of statutory rights in union and non-union cases. Chapter 12 of
your text has the referred to cases. Read through these cases before the discussion.
Discussion 6.2: Types of Arbitration
Discuss with your class the types of arbitration. Describe the types of arbitration and identify the different
types of motivation that distinguish the two types.
There are two types of arbitration in labor disputes in
Federal Legislation to Create U.S. Labor Policy
Workers have been struggled for years to have the right to organize and to negotiate
collectively with employers. The Great Depression brought on national sympathy for the workers
and their problems. The j
Union Election Procedures
There are three methods in which unions can elect representation for employees.
Voluntary recognition by an employer if the majority of the employees sign authorization cards,
an NLRB directive, or the most common which is the
Collective bargaining usually involves one of two strategic approaches, distributive or
integrative. It all depends on the situation and the negotiator should study the issues presented.
Information, time and power must be consider
Enforcement of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Once the parties are through the bargaining process the merit of a collective bargaining
agreement lies in the implementation of its provision and a consensual agreement has been
reached it has to be pu
Minor vs. Serious Offenses of Employee Misconduct
Employee misconduct has a wide range of offenses which range from serious to minor.
Serious offenses end with immediate termination without workings or attempts to correct the
behavior. Minor offenses ar