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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
|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.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Department of Homeland Security: Definition, History & Agencies
Learn about the history of the Department of Homeland Security in this lesson. Discover the origins of the Department and its agencies, and see how the Department aims to fight terrorism and protect the United States.
4. 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.
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Other chapters within the Business 105: Labor Relations course
- The Industrial Relations System
- Union Structure, Organization & Management
- American Labor History
- American Labor Law in the Private Sector Before 1960
- American Labor Law in the Private Sector After 1960
- The Organizing Process
- Collective Bargaining
- Contract Administration
- Labor Arbitration
- International Labor Relations
- Studying for Business 105