Labor Relations

2013 words 9 pages
MG240 DL Labor Relations
Research Assignment

1. Define the term “collective bargaining” and list and describe four issues that are mandatory components of a collective bargaining agreement.
Collective bargaining is a process of negotiations between the employer and a group of employees in which terms and conditions of employment are decided. Employees are usually represented in bargaining by a union. The major subjects of bargaining are as follows, compensation, personnel policies and procedures, employee rights and responsibilities, employer rights and responsibilities, union rights and responsibilities, and dispute resolution and ongoing decision making. In the United States when the collective bargaining process results
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The collective bargaining agreement would have expired on September 15 2012.
The Associated Press, "NHL, players association set to resume labor talks." Yahoo Sports. 17 Jul 2012: n. page. Web. 27 Apr. 2013.
<http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-players association-set-resume-175139355--nhl.html> 2. List and discuss three U.S. laws that support collective bargaining, and three examples of employer unfair labor practices.
Three U.S. laws that support collective bargaining are the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935, the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947, and Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935, also known as the Wagner Act promotes and protects workers’ abilities to unionize in the private sector. It establishes the procedures for collective bargaining and the representation of employees. The NLRA also protects employees from employer interference with their selection of representation and use of collective bargaining rights. “Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representative of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection”(Budd, 2013, p. 124). The Act also establishes guidelines on good faith bargaining and it

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