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U.S. Labor Unions - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will be presented with significant aspects of labor unions and their roles in employer/ employee relations. Each brief video lesson aims to develop your understanding through detailing a different facet of these unions and their importance. You will be exposed to specific advantages of unions and many other topics, including:
- History of labor unions
- Rights and restrictions of employers in the unionizing process
- Labor union bargaining strategies
- Consequences of failed bargaining, including strikes and lockouts
- Effects of minimum wage on employment
- Unemployment insurance
This chapter was written by subject matter experts whose aim is to explain the information in a concise yet comprehensive manner. Through the use of brief videos, these lessons present the content creatively and also allow you to skip to any specific topic utilizing the Timeline feature. After you view each lesson, you may take a short self-assessment quiz to ascertain how well you comprehend the information you've just reviewed. The Dashboard feature will enable you to track how many of these quizzes you've passed and how many you have yet to take.
1. What Is a Labor Union? - Definition & History
Labor unions are important organizations. In this lesson, you will learn what a labor union is and the history of labor unions in the United States. You will have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Minimum Wage and its Effects on Employment
There are times when the labor market is perfectly balanced between what employers are willing to pay and what workers want in a job. In this lesson, find out what happens to the labor market when governments intervene, imposing a minimum wage.
6. Unemployment Insurance: Definition and Significance
While no one wants to think about it, it is likely that most people will face some period of unemployment during their working lives. In this lesson, you'll learn about unemployment compensation and its significance to employers, employees and the economy.
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