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

The relationship between labor and management is governed by a set of federal labor laws. In this lesson, you'll learn about the National Labor Relations Act, the Taft-Hartley Act and the Civil Service Reform Act. A short quiz follows.

Importance of the Collective Bargaining Process

2. Importance of the Collective Bargaining Process

One of the primary advantages of unionization for workers is the collective bargaining process. In this lesson, you'll learn about collective bargaining and why it is important in labor-management relationship. 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.

Employer Restrictions and Rights in Unionizing Process & Collective Bargaining

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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

Public sector employees are subject to some different labor relation laws. In this lesson, you'll learn about Executive Order 10988, Executive Order 11491, and the Civil Reform Act of 1978. A short quiz follows.

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