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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Business 325: Union & Labor Relations course
- Introduction to Labor Unions
- Relations Between Labor & Management
- History of Labor Unions in the U.S.
- U.S. Labor Law in the Private Sector
- Union Structure & Management
- Union Organizing
- The Bargaining Process in Union & Labor Relations
- Labor-Management Conflict Resolutions
- Grievance, Disciplinary & Arbitration Process
- Globalization & Labor Relations
- Comparative Labor Relations
- Required Assignments for Business 325