Ch 8: Labor Relations: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Labor Relations chapter of this Business Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master labor relations. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of labor relations.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering labor relations material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about labor relations. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the unionization process or the functions of collective bargaining
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about labor relations
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the labor relations chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the labor relations chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any labor relations question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a labor relations unit of a standard business management course. Topics covered include:

  • History of the National Labor Relations Board
  • Labor union membership trends
  • Differences between closed, open, union and agency shops
  • The union certification and decertification processes
  • Steps in the collective bargaining process
  • Roles of union members, officers and shop stewards
  • Employer rights and restrictions under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Integrative and distributive bargaining strategies
  • Consequences of bargaining impasses

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Labor Relations: Help & Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
National Labor Relations Board: History and Purpose

1. National Labor Relations Board: History and Purpose

Unions can play an important role in the employer-employee relationship. In this lesson, you'll learn about the National Labor Relations Board and how it makes sure both sides play by the rules. A short quiz follows.

Trends in Labor Relations: Membership & Industry

2. Trends in Labor Relations: Membership & Industry

Unions represent employees in their relationships with their employers. In this lesson, we'll take a look at current trends in union membership from across economic sectors, industries and demographics. A short quiz follows.

Closed vs. Open Shops in Labor Relations & Impacts on Human Resource Management

3. Closed vs. Open Shops in Labor Relations & Impacts on Human Resource Management

Union membership is sometimes required for employment at a company, but it may also not be required. In this lesson, you'll learn about open shops, union shops and closed shops, including what they mean to a company's HR department.

Unionizing Process: Certification, Decertification

4. Unionizing Process: Certification, Decertification

Union representation requires certification and ending union representation requires decertification. In this lesson, you'll learn about the processes involved in certification and decertification. A short quiz follows.

Forms of Union Agreements

5. Forms of Union Agreements

While currently in decline, unions are still an important presence in the workplace. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of union agreements regarding union membership and employment, including open, closed, agency and union shops.

Roles and Duties of Union Members and Leadership

6. Roles and Duties of Union Members and Leadership

Union membership can offer some important benefits to workers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the purposes of a union, the roles members may play in a union and the effects of union representation in an organization.

Function of Collective Bargaining

7. Function of Collective Bargaining

The function of collective bargaining is to negotiate work-related issues. Bargaining or negotiating takes place between the employer and the employees. The employees are represented by a collective bargaining unit.

Employer Restrictions and Rights in Unionizing Process & Collective Bargaining

8. Employer Restrictions and Rights in Unionizing Process & Collective Bargaining

Employees and employers have rights during unionization attempts and during the collective bargaining process. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rights of employers, as well as the restrictions to which they are subject, during these processes.

Bargaining Strategies in Labor Relations: Integrative & Distributive

9. Bargaining Strategies in Labor Relations: Integrative & Distributive

One of the great advantages that unionized workers have is the ability to collectively bargain as a group with management. In this lesson, you'll learn about integrative and distributive bargaining strategies. A short quiz follows.

Bargaining Impasses: Strikes, Lockouts & Other Consequences

10. Bargaining Impasses: Strikes, Lockouts & Other Consequences

If negotiations between management and a union are not succeeding, either party may turn to more drastic measures to pressure concessions. In this lesson, you'll learn about strikes, lockouts, picketing and boycotts.

What Is the EEOC? - Definition & Concept

11. What Is the EEOC? - Definition & Concept

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an important government agency that affects employers and employees. In this lesson, you'll find out what the EEOC is and what it does.

Bracero Program: Definition, History & Timeline

12. Bracero Program: Definition, History & Timeline

The Bracero Program was established by the U.S. government in 1942 to bring Mexican farm workers to the U.S. to cover for wartime labor shortages. The program continue in 1964 and was the largest foreign worker program in United States history, but also caused controversy that still reverberates in our immigration debates today.

What is Whistleblowing? - Definition & Policy

13. What is Whistleblowing? - Definition & Policy

Anybody in the workplace need not be afraid to speak up if they see wrongdoing. They have the backing of the federally supported Whistleblower Protection Program. We'll cover what it means and the Enhancement that followed.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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