Ch 15: MTTC: Labor Relations

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the MTTC Business, Management, Marketing and Technology test, complete the activities of this chapter to improve your knowledge about the NLRB, and roles, strategies and duties of labor unions.

MTTC: Labor Relations - Chapter Summary

Complete the activities of this chapter to review the purpose of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), labor unions and trends in labor relations. Follow along with our expert instructors in this series of lesson videos to prepare for questions on the MTTC Business, Management, Marketing and Technology test about:

  • History and purpose of the NLRB
  • Closed and open shops in labor relations
  • Responsibilities of union members and leaders
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employer restrictions and rights to unionize
  • Bargaining strategies
  • Response to bargaining impasses
  • Trends in labor relations

Watch these lessons on your mobile devices for a versatile way of studying the material, then print the lesson quizzes for a versatile way of testing your understanding. Whether you take the quizzes electronically or on paper be sure to return to the lessons via video tags to improve your comprehension of your areas of weakness. When you think you have a firm understanding of the information in this chapter, test your mastery over it with the chapter exam.

MTTC: Labor Relations - Objectives

The MTTC Business, Management, Marketing and Technology test is a paper-based certification exam used to certify future Michigan educators interested in teaching business, management and marketing. Composed of 100 multiple-choice questions, test takers are given a four-and-one-half-hour testing session to demonstrate their mastery over their fields of study. Twenty-five percent of the questions on this paper-based certification exam will test your understanding of topics of management. This chapter will help review the factors that affect labor relations and the role of labor unions.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTTC: Labor Relations
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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.

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

2. 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.

Roles and Duties of Union Members and Leadership

3. 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

4. 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.

Importance of the Collective Bargaining Process

5. 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.

Employer Restrictions and Rights in Unionizing Process & Collective Bargaining

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Trends in Labor Relations: Membership & Industry

9. 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.

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