Use the Internet to answer the following items. Be sure to cite your sources. 1. A major part of the study of labor law and collective bargaining is the unique vocabulary that has developed over the period of time; accordingly, define the following terms and concepts:
a) Authorization card
This is a form signed by employees to give power to a union as an agent for his her bargaining. The card is legally binding the employee. It legally authorizes a union to represent an employee for purposes of collective bargaining towards the employer. b) Decertification election
Under certain circumstances, you can vote out or "decertify" your union, or replace it with a different union. This is an election held for the purpose of removing a union as the sole representative, or exclusive bargaining representative of the employees. National right to work. Decertification election. http://www.nrtw.org/decertification-election c) Craft and class determinations
This is a vote taken throughout the company to determine if the group of workers that will be represented at the same class by belonging to the same craft. For example, engineers in the American airports may be classified under same class and craft therefore the collective bargaining will recognize them as such. d) Craft units
This is an organization of workers who are skilled or semi-skilled in certain fields such as electricians and carpenters. These units usually have their own unions.
Mattaustinlegal. September 27, 2013. http://mattaustinlaborlaw.com/category/craft-unit/ 2. Summarize your thoughts on the FAA Guide to Labor Relations readings from Modules 1 through 4 and the GAO report on the trends and impact of labor actions in airline labor relations. After reading the History of Labor Relations in the Federal Government, Your Bargaining Obligations, Handling Grievances, and Meeting with Employees, and reviewing the GAO report and other research you may have done, what insights have you gleaned...
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