Ch 10: The Public Sector

About This Chapter

While early organized labor focused on the private sector workforce, eventually its effects influenced legislation directed at the public sector. Learn all the details as you watch the video lessons throughout this chapter.

The Public Sector - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The private sector is not the only workforce impacted by labor laws. In this chapter, explore the history of public sector unionization and the legislation that was passed to protect the rights of public workers. Throughout these lessons, you'll examine:

  • Federal legislation that impacted public sector labor laws
  • The creation and purpose of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Employee labor laws at the state and local levels
  • Public versus private sector labor issues and bargaining tactics

Video Objective
Public Sector Labor Law: Overview & Cases Identify the beginnings of public sector labor law.
Executive Order 10988 of 1962 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 Examine these two pieces of legislation to determine their impact on the public sector workforce.
Department of Homeland Security: Definition, History & Agencies Learn when and why the Department of Homeland Security was established and explore its agencies and responsibilities.
State & Local Government Employee Labor Laws Examine how state and local employees are affected by labor laws and their rights to unionize.
Comparing Public & Private Sector Bargaining Explore the similarities and differences between public and private sector bargaining issues and tactics.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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