Ch 5: Public Sector Labor Relations

About This Chapter

Work through this comprehensive chapter to study important topics related to public sector labor relations. The chapter's lessons and self-assessments can benefit anyone who needs to learn new labor concepts, prepare for exams or complete class assignments.

Public Sector Labor Relations - Chapter Summary

This self-paced business chapter provides an overview of public sector labor relations. Through a series of simple and informative lessons, you'll become familiar with public sector impasse resolutions, labor law cases and legislation. Our instructors also explain how bargaining differs between public and private sectors. You can complete the chapter at any time that fits your schedule, and our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. Be sure to take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to retain the information you study. When you're finished, you should be equipped to:

  • Differentiate between private and public workplace sectors
  • Compare bargaining in the public and private sectors
  • Summarize 1962's Executive Order 10988 as well as the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
  • Evaluate important public sector labor law cases
  • Explain how impasses are resolved in the public sector

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Public Sector Labor Relations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Public & Private Workplace Sectors: Definition & Differences

1. Public & Private Workplace Sectors: Definition & Differences

Public and private workplace sectors run the gamut from police stations to your favorite shopping mall stores. In this lesson, we'll take a look at both sectors and how they differ.

Comparing Public & Private Sector Bargaining

2. Comparing Public & Private Sector Bargaining

This lesson explains the similarities and differences between private and public sector bargaining. We'll discuss the reasons why unions in both sectors are formed, and look at differences between budgets, bargaining tactics, and more.

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

3. 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.

Public Sector Labor Law: Overview & Cases

4. Public Sector Labor Law: Overview & Cases

This lesson looks at public sector labor law. The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 brought collective bargaining to the federal government while the National Partnership Council continues to bring the best practices of labor-management relations.

Resolving Impasses in the Public Sector

5. Resolving Impasses in the Public Sector

Resolving labor impasses with public sector employees presents a unique set of challenges. This lesson will cover common strategies for resolving conflicts, common work slowdowns or stoppages, and reasons for prohibiting a strike.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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