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Ch 18: MTEL Business: Labor Relations

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Study for the MTEL Business assessment in Massachusetts by reviewing fun video lessons that explore labor relations. You can brush up on your knowledge of the collective bargaining process, bargaining strategies, employer restrictions and more.

MTEL Business: Labor Relations - Chapter Summary

In this chapter are comprehensive lessons you can use to ensure you're prepared to address labor relations on the MTEL Business assessment. After completing the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Discuss labor relations and unions
  • Explain the importance of the collective bargaining process
  • Differentiate between closed and open shops in labor relations
  • Detail the unionizing process and associated employer restrictions and rights
  • Identify bargaining strategies in labor relations
  • Share details about bargaining impasses, including strikes and lockouts
  • Describe the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and the Executive Order 10988 of 1962

Each lesson offers a full transcript with easily identifiable vocabulary words that help deepen your understanding of labor relations. Timelines are also located below the videos that allow you to skip to key topics you want to review during your studying process.

8 Lessons in Chapter 18: MTEL Business: Labor Relations
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Labor Relations & Unions: NLRA, Taft-Hartley & the Civil Service Reform Act

1. Labor Relations & Unions: NLRA, Taft-Hartley & the Civil Service Reform Act

Labor relations refer to the relationships that exist between employers and employees and a union is organized by employees to help them get what they need from employers. Learn about the NLRA, Taft-Hartley and the Civil Service Reform Act.

Importance of the Collective Bargaining Process

2. Importance of the Collective Bargaining Process

The collective bargaining process is the method of negotiating fair work conditions and compensation between employees and management. Learn about the limitations, rules, and importance of the collective bargaining process in the workplace.

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

In closed shops, all employees must be members of a union, and in open shops, union membership is optional. Learn about closed vs. open shops, their roles in labor relations and effects on hiring, and examine collective bargaining agreements.

Unionizing Process: Certification, Decertification

4. Unionizing Process: Certification, Decertification

The unionizing process involves selecting workers that will represent the union and must be done through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Learn about the NLRB and its role, and both the certification and decertification processes.

Employer Restrictions and Rights in Unionizing Process & Collective Bargaining

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

When an organization's employees are union members, employers have rights and options, as well as limitations, as they negotiate and work with union leaders. Learn about employer restrictions and rights in the unionizing process and collective bargaining. Explore the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and understand employers' obligations as per NLRA.

Bargaining Strategies in Labor Relations: Integrative & Distributive

6. Bargaining Strategies in Labor Relations: Integrative & Distributive

Collective bargaining requires negotiation using either an integrative (win-win) or distributive (zero-sum game) strategy. Explore how the integrative and distributive bargaining strategies are used to negotiate collective bargaining agreements and improve labor relations.

Bargaining Impasses: Strikes, Lockouts & Other Consequences

7. Bargaining Impasses: Strikes, Lockouts & Other Consequences

In union negotiations, bargaining impasses occur when the union and employer cannot reach an agreement. Define collective bargaining, and learn about union tactics to respond to bargaining impasses, including strikes, boycotts, picketing, and employer tactics, including strikebreaking and lockouts, and recognize which tactics are illegal.

Executive Order 10988 of 1962 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

8. Executive Order 10988 of 1962 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

Executive order 10988 was enacted in 1962 to permit government employees the right to unionize and collectively bargain. Learn about the impact of executive orders 10988 and 11491 on the development of the civil service reform act of 1978.

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