Labor Relations Essay

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MG 420 Labor Relations

29 April 2012

Labor Relations Research Assignment
1. Define and discuss the term "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 a real life example of a collective bargaining action. 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. (5 points)
Collective Bargaining allows employees and union workers to negotiate certain terms and conditions of the workforce such as (compensation) salary benefits, hours, vacations and holidays;
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Details of the agreement still remain undisclosed until workers are able to vote on it but sources revealed that the union bargaining team will be recommending acceptance of the proposal.
Works cited: Budd, John W. Labor Relations: Striking a Balance. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2005. (Budd 118).
CBS News. “Minivans roll as strike averted at supplier”. 27 Apr. 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012 from www.cbc.ca/news/.../wdr-dakkota-agreement-chrysler-supplier.html
2. 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)
In the beginning there were no labor laws in place to protect the working class population. But overtime and centuries later there has been several U. S. labor laws established to protecting employee’s rights and responsibilities, unions and businesses doing collective bargaining practices. One great leader said “You can't do it unless you organize." These famous words of renowned American labor leader Samuel Gompers were spoken long before the first collective bargaining law was enacted in the United States…

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