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Ch 16: ORELA Business Education: HRM - Labor Relations

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Let us help you prepare for the ORELA Business Education assessment with the engaging video lessons in this chapter. Explore human resource management (HRM) as it relates to labor relations, then test your knowledge with short lesson quizzes.

ORELA Business Education: HRM - Labor Relations - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you answer HRM - labor relations questions on the ORELA Business Education assessment. By reviewing the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Define labor relations and unions, and share the importance of the collective bargaining process
  • Share the differences between closed and open shops in labor relations and the impacts on human resource management
  • Detail the unionizing process, including certification and decertification
  • Explain employer restrictions and rights in the unionizing process and collective bargaining
  • Provide insight into bargaining strategies in labor relations
  • Discuss bargaining impasses, including strikes and lockouts
  • Describe Executive Order 10988 of 1962 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

Use the lessons to create a study guide dedicated to HRM - labor relations, or add to an existing guide for the entire assessment. You can take advantage of full lesson transcripts that you can print to take notes or highlight key concepts.

ORELA Business Education: HRM - Labor Relations - Chapter Objectives

Topics in this chapter on human resource management and labor relations can help you prepare for questions in the business management, law and ethics content domain of the ORELA Business Management assessment. This content domain constitutes about 19% of the total exam. Educators must take the test to showcase their business education knowledge and skills, and ensure they're prepared to secure the licensure needed to teach the subject in Oregon. Passing requires earning a minimum score of 234.

The test is computer-based and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. Practice for these questions by taking lesson quizzes and a chapter exam that feature questions similar in content and format. If you need additional details about lesson topics, don't hesitate to reach out to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: ORELA Business Education: HRM - Labor Relations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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