Labor Relations

Unit I Essay 2 pages

Discuss some employer tactics used to prevent or minimize union membership growth prior to the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935. Which, if any, of these tactics would be lawful today? Why, or why not? Examine the challenges for unions and employers in the modern workplace.

This assignment needs to be two pages in length

Unit II Homework Assignment

Part One

Create a chart to compare and contrast the major legislative influences on the labor relations process. Your chart must contain at least five major legislative acts and how they affect management and unions. Columns should include the law, coverage, major provisions, and federal agencies.

Part Two

Find a recent Supreme Court or U.S. Court of Appeals decision concerning a labor law issue. Summarize the case. Findlaw Legal Information Center is a good commercial site for researching case law

  • What legal principles does the court rely upon in determining the case decision?
  • Be sure to support your response with specific examples.
  • Use one scholarly resource.

This homework assignment should be a minimum of two pages in length

Unit II Essay

Outline the difference in responsibilities of a local union representative, a shop steward, and an international or national union representative.

  • How do their roles differ in the labor relations process?

This essay needs to be one page in length

Unit III Powerpoint 8 to 10 slides PPT

Create an 8-to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation outlining the advantages and disadvantages of union representation and how this increases or decreases employee motivation or morale.

  • Within your PowerPoint presentation, address how collective bargaining plays a role with employees.

Please use the “Notes” feature in PowerPoint to add comments and notes

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