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    Collective Learning Technology has brought huge influences on everyone’s lives. The Duke University had brought iPod as an academic device and educational experiment to all the first-year class students. The iPod inverted the traditional role of technology, which has many new functions. Students not only can listen to music, but also use the iPod as an academic device to collaborate with others. This concept can be seen in Project Classroom Makeover, by Cathy Davidson. In Project Classroom Makeover, Davidson introduces the use of iPod as an educational experiment, and this is the early stage of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is one way of collective learning; students would collaborate together, come up with creative ideas, and then share these…

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    Reflection Worksheet Introduction The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective (PNWHC) has been part of the community since 1984 and providing the women of the Manawatu region with information and support on a wide range of health and well-being issues. The PNWHC offers free services such as pregnancy tests and cervical screening, and low cost services including counselling and natural therapies (The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective [the PNWHC], 2014). The PNWHC was not my first…

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    Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees so as to determine the conditions of employment. The result of collective bargaining procedures is a collective agreement. Employees are often represented in bargaining by a union or other labor organization. Collective bargaining is governed by federal and state statutory laws, administrative agency regulations, and judicial decisions. In areas where federal and state law overlap, state laws are…

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    Unions have two distinct viewpoints: the business and the union viewpoint (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). These two viewpoints help to forge the relationships within individual corporations that can impact the collective bargaining process. However, when it comes to unions differences can exist within public and private sector unions. This is why having a good understanding of the negotiating process and some of the various organizational leadership competencies can be an important aspect of…

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    Interest-based bargaining is also called integrative or win-win bargaining.” Interest bargaining should be the goal of most collective bargaining agreements (CBA), this allows both sides to walk away from the final CBA feeling that the agreement is fair and equitable, unfortunately, this may not always be the case for every section of the CBA. Depending on the demands and needs of each side, there may be some sections that fall into a more fixed end result, this typically will happen when there…

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    working conditions. The employee’s interest is represented at a trade union where the employee belongs by representatives. These negotiations usually amount to collective agreements such as working hours, set out wage scales, health, training and safety. Negotiation occurs between the union and a single employer or a group of businesses depending on the country to reach an industry wide agreement. This agreement functions like a labor contract between representatives of a union and employers in…

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    Whether employees wish to join a union or not they have the rights to organize, create, support a labor union to bargain collectively with their employers. The NLRA encourages collective bargaining because it a tool that ensures healthy company- labor relations. The labor union sees itself as the primary representative that sits and exclusively bargain with the employer over employees’ rights to provide specific services. The Act protects the rights of workers on any discriminatory conduct that…

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    What are the most critical elements allowable as part of a collective bargaining agreement between unionized employees and an employer organization (delineated in Exhibit 12.1 in the Mello text)? How do "Right to Work" laws constrain these agreements? There are no requirements in place in relation to content of any collective-bargaining agreement, but NLRA classifies bargaining items into the categories of mandatory, permissive, or prohibited. Mandatory items must be negotiated in good faith.…

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    Negotiations between an employer and employees to determine wages and conditions are referred as collective bargaining. Public employees are usually represented by unions or other labor groups in order to get fair agreements. Collective bargaining is endangered in some states and states such as North Carolina and Virginia even have ban on it. This brings up controversies. Some people believe it is a right to bargain for improvement in their working conditions and wages, some people think that…

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    The collective bargaining agreement effectively covers all employees within the business, but is being a supervisor considered equivalent to an employee under the CBA? The supervisor does have the right to act independently and autonomously (without asking upper management); specifically, to ensure that those under his watchful eye act to complete or improve business. Ultimately all employees answer to the management; however, when Vern Tucker is on shift, he is considered to be the immediate…

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