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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the unionization process or the functions of collective bargaining
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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