In 1995 the Supreme Court unanimously agreed in the Town & Country Electrical, Inc. case that salting – the practice of paid union organizers seeking employment in companies for the sole purpose of organizing non-union firms – was not illegal. Consider this practice from the perspective of the union and of the employees or the company. (Review the details here: Link to:http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=US&vol=516&invol=85&pageno=98)
Week 2: Overview of American Labor History – Discussion 1
Abusive Language Towards a Supervisor (Graded)
Review case #3 of our textbook (back of text) and consider the following questions: Did Allan Wood violate Rule 13, Rule 7, or both? Why? Would you fire Allan Wood or take some other action? What action would you take? Explain the basis for your actions.
Week 2: Overview of American Labor History – Discussion 2
The Taylor Law (Graded)
Based on your understanding of the Taylor law, why it is a good idea to prevent public employees from going on strike? In what ways is this unfair to represented public employees? Click here to review the history of the Taylor Law:http://www.empirecenter.org/Special-Reports/2007/10/TaylorMadeReport.cfm
Week 2 Assignment:
HRM 586 Week 2 Case Study Assignment; Anti-Nepotism Policy (1100+ Words)
Week 3: Union Behavior, Structure, Government and Operation – Discussion 1
Overlooked for an Unanticipated Vacancy (Graded)
Please review Case 4 in the back of our text. Based on the information given, what is your recommended remedy in this case? Support your conclusion with detailed analysis. What steps might the union take when this case is settled?
Week 3: Union Behavior, Structure, Government and Operation – Discussion 2
The Future of Unions (Graded)
Review the information in your text and search out the future of the union movement on the web. Describe what you believe to be the future role of unions in the public and private sector. What changes have taken place since this article was published? Identify and discuss any trends that should concern employers or unions.
Week 4: At the Bargaining Table – Discussion 1
Employees on Medical Leave, Page 411
As the arbitrator, how do you settle this grievance? What factors from the case come into play in making your decision?
Week 4: At the Bargaining Table – Discussion 2
You Decide (Graded)
Please review the You Decide content item. Imagine that you are the head of the Florida Department of Education. The teachers have voted and unionization is in the making. Review the information from our three characters in the You Decide to determine how you would respond to each of their concerns. Let’s take these questions one section at a time. Who wants to be first?
I. Was unionization the only alternative? What changes should the teachers expect, and within what timeframe(s)? What changes will not surface as a result of this unionization? Why?
II. What changes, if any, should the district managers make? What concerns, legally and politically, will they face?
III. How do demographics and economics come into play with this unionization effort?
Week 4 Assignment:
HRM 586 Week 4 Case Study Assignment; A Laid-off Glass Worker (1200+ Words)
Week 5: Grievances and Arbitration – Discussion 1
Blame for a Major Accident, Page 413 (Graded)
Please review the Blame for a Major Accident case. With all things considered, what is your award in this case? Please explain the factors that go into your decision.
Week 5: Grievances and Arbitration – Discussion 2
Trilogy Cases (Graded)
Research the following cases online and in your textbook: Warrior & Gulf Navigation; American Manufacturing; Enterprise Wheel & Car Corporation. Select one case and share an overview of the situation and relevant decisions that led to the outcomes.
Week 5 Assignment:
HRM 586 Week 5 Pool Paper; Employee Involvement Activities (1600+ Words)
Week 6: Wage Issues and Economic Supplements under Collective Bargaining – Discussion 1
Ten Days to Learn, Page 431 (Graded)
Please review case #15 on page 431. Did the company violate Paragraph 51c of the contract? Why or why not? What is your decision in this case?
Week 6: Wage Issues and Economic Supplements under Collective Bargaining – Discussion 2
Collective Bargaining: Employment Benefit (Graded)
Consider the impact that unions have had with employee benefits. If there had been no labor unions in the U.S., do you think the growth of employee benefits would be what they are today? Less? More? Support your answers with detailed analysis.
Week 6 Assignment:
HRM 586 Week 6 Course Project (Quality of work life programs) (4300+ Words)
Week 7: Institutional and Administrative Issues under Collective Bargaining – Discussion 1
Discharge for Fraud, Page 416 (Graded)
Please review Case #8 found on Page 416 of our text. In your opinion, did the company have just cause to discharge Thomas Sax? Why or why not? What do you deem the appropriate remedy in this case? Explain your answer.
Week 7: Institutional and Administrative Issues under Collective Bargaining – Discussion 2
Your Key Learning from the Assign… (Graded)
This term you selected a topic to review for your pool paper. Please describe your topic and discuss what you learned. What were you most surprised to discover during this writing process?