Labor Relations Questions and Answers

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MG420-Labor Relations
April 2012
Research Assignment

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1.Define and discuss the term "collective bargaining." Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about a real life example of a collective bargaining action. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with your critical comments about that article. Support your findings with referenced research. (5 points)4 2.Identify and discuss three laws that support collective bargaining. Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about each. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with your critical comments about that article. Support your findings with referenced research. (14 points)5 3.Define and discuss four issues that are potential components of a collective bargaining agreement. Pick any two of the four issues you've listed and include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about each of those [two] collective bargaining issues in action. Write succinct and complete summaries on the contents of each of the articles you've provided along with your critical comments about each article. Support your findings with referenced research. (18 points)6 4.Describe the process of establishing a union in the workplace. Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about any part of the process of establishing a union. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with your critical comments about that article. Support your findings with referenced research. (5 points)7 5.Define and discuss three examples of employer unfair labor practices. Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with two current web-based news item/magazine articles, each pertaining to at least one of the three examples of employer unfair labor practices you've cited. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of each of the articles you've provided along with your critical comments about each article. Support your findings with referenced research. (14 points)8 6.Define and discuss the role and function of an arbitrator. Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about an arbitrator or a labor relations-related arbitration action. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with your critical comments about that article. Support your findings with referenced research. (4 points)9 7.Describe the process of administering a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). What are the issues, and how are they handled? Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about a CBA being implemented. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with your critical comments about that article. Support your findings with referenced research. (5 points)10

8.Describe the process of decertification of a labor bargaining unit. Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about the decertification process, proceeding, or action. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with...
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