In unionized employment, an employee is simultaneously a company employee and a union member. To which does the person owe his or her allegiance? Or can a person serve two masters? What say you?

MGT303

Unit 1.1

Please comment about the article The Role of Today’s Labor Movement by Dr. Michael Jedel.

 

Unit 2.1

Please comment about the article Labor Law Is Broken, Economist Says by Steven Greenhouse.

Unit 3.1

In unionized employment, an employee is simultaneously a company employee and a union member.  To which does the person owe his or her allegiance?  Or can a person serve two masters?  What say you?

Unit 4.1

On page 203, our text author makes a distinction between a “doctrinaire” and a “philosophy-laden” organization.  Using examples that you may be familiar with what’s the practical difference between the two?

 

Unit 4.2

Please comment about the article Industrial Relations in the Global Economy by Morley Gunderson and Anil Verma.

Unit 5.1

Please comment on the selected paragraphs from the article Re: Restrictive Work Practices.

Unit 6.1

Ordinarily non-economic or non-wage issues are tackled first during a Labor Contract negotiations with wage and benefit issues settled as a package near the end of negotiations.  Why is this the case?  Do you have any contrary experience?  If yes, explain.

Unit 7.1

Please comment about the article Five Common Grievance Issues from the “Steward’s Sourcebook.”

Unit 8.1

Please read http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/federal-pay-vs-private-sector-compensation/?_r=0 and answer the following questions:

Do you believe that public sector jobs should be paid and benefited, more than, equal to, or less than comparable private sector jobs and why?  How instrumental have public sector unions been in increasing the size and cost of government in the U.S.?

 

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