labor relations class exam via blackboard

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Labor Relations class

 

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Need someone that is VERY good in labor relations and knows about the laws that pertain to this subject. This exam is via blackboard and is multiple choice. 50 questions – due by monday @ noon. Once started it has to be completed then – can’t go back and finish it later as it is timed. 60 minutes and only allowed one try.

 

exam over ch. 5-10 - powerpoints over chapters uploaded to see what were studying in each chapter

 

Also attached is my last exam – yes I bombed it but it will give you an idea of the questions that are asked.

 

This is a description from the syllabus regarding the class:

 

 

This is a second-year elective course in labor-management relations.  The course examines labor history, major labor legislation, collective bargaining, grievance procedure/arbitration, wage issues and economic supplements e.g. “fringe benefits.”  Students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for functioning effectively in an organized – particularly an industrial – environment. 

 

 

 

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

 

 

 

Describe the current state of labor/management relations.

 

Evaluate why workers join unions, and why managers resist them.

 

Review the history of the labor movement in this country.

 

Discuss major federal legislation impacting labor/management relations.

 

Apply the principles/concepts of collective bargaining in a mock contract-negotiation exercise. 

 

Demonstrate familiarity with the vagaries of grievance procedure.

 

Differentiate between mediation and arbitration.

 

Isolate myriad wage issues under collective bargaining – e.g., basic rates, escalators, differentials, overtime issues, two-tier systems, etc.

 

Identify and describe various economic supplements under collective bargaining, including pensions/retirement plans, vacations/holidays, health insurance plans, SUB pay, etc.

 

Explain the various levels of union security (“shop agreements”).

 

 

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Topical areas of the class include -

 

 

 

Organized labor and the Management Community

 

            State of the unions today

 

            White-Collar employees         

 

            Labor’s present strategic power

 

            Why workers join unions

 

            Why managers resist unions

 

            Labor relations in the public sector

 

The Historical Framework

 

            The first unions and their limited success

 

            The foundation of modern unionism

 

            Rise and fall of the Knights of Labor

 

            Formation of the AFL

 

            The Great Depression

 

            The CIO challenges the AFL

 

            World War II

 

            The merger of the AFL and CIO

 

Labor Legislation

 

            The Norris-LaGuardia Act of 1932

 

            The Wagner Act of 1935

 

            From Wagner to Taft-Hartley

 

            The Taft-Hartley Amendments of 1947

 

            The Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959

 

At the Bargaining Table

 

            Preparation for negotiations

 

            The bargaining process:  early stages

 

            Later stages

 

            Final stages

 

            Crisis situations (mediation)

 

            Boulwarism

 

Administering the Agreement

 

            Grievance procedure

 

            Arbitration

 

            The “Trilogy” cases

 

            Arbitration costs and time lag

 

Wage Issues

 

            Determining the basic wage rate

 

            Escalator clauses (COLAs)

 

            Differentials

 

            Overtime

 

            Two-Tier wage systems

 

Economic Supplements under Collective Bargaining

 

            Pension and retirement plans

 

            Vacations

 

            Holidays

 

            Negotiated health insurance plans

 

            SUB plans

 

Institutional Issues under Collective Bargaining

 

            Forms of union security (shop agreements)

 

            The Checkoff

 

            ESOPs

 

            QWL Programs

 

 

 

 

 

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