Collective Bargaining Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Identify and discuss three laws that support collective bargaining. Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about each. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with your critical comments about that article. Support your findings with referenced research. (14 points)
A. Three laws that support collective bargaining are the Wagner Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Wagner Act is also known as the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and was passed in 1935 to encourage and protect union activity in the private sector. The main principles of the NLRA are based in the industrial relations principal beliefs. These beliefs state that labor is more than a commodity, there is an imbalance between labor and management, there will always be some conflict between employers and employees that will never end, and that employee voice is important (Budd
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Three examples of employer unfair labor practices are being fired for forming or joining a union, changing wages, benefits, or other terms of employment without negotiating with the union first, and failing to bargain in good faith (Budd 123). In an article published in the Gloucester Times ( eight employees who were fired from Telecom USA received compensation checks in the mail four years after being fired for trying to form a union. According to Section 8(a)(3): Discrimination to Encourage or Discourage Union Membership, companies cannot fire employees for trying to form a union (Budd

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