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1 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. Chapter 14 LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS

2 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-2 Management Options in Labor Relations 1.Solve labor related problems as they occur 2.Treat employees fairly; and 3.Let employees find ways to solve their labor-related problems.

3 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-3 Why do employees form and join unions? 1.Collective bargaining with the employer. 2.Self-preservation and protection 3.To belong to a group that will help them secure entitlements provided by law; 4.Protect themselves from human rights abuse of employers.

4 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-4 Types of Labor Unions Craft or trade unions (workers engaged in particular trade) Craft or trade unions (workers engaged in particular trade) Industrial union (employed) Industrial union (employed)

5 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-5 ORGANIZING A UNION STEPS: 1.Employee/union contact 2.Initial organizational meeting 3.Formation of in-house organizing committee 4.Election and voting preparation 5.Contract negotiations

6 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-6 Local labor union Independent union National union ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS OF UNIONS

7 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-7 COVER SPECIFIC CONCERNS 1.Pre-employment 2.Human resource development 3.Condition of employment 4.Health, safety, social welfare benefits 5.Labor relations 6.Post employment LABOR LEGISLATION

8 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-8 PROVISIONS 1.Policy and definitions 2.NLRC 3.Bureau of Labor Relations 4.Labor organization 5.coverage 6.Unfair labor practice 7.Collective bargaining and administration agreement 8.A grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration 9.Strikes and lockouts and foreign involvement in trade union 10.Special provision LABOR LEGISLATION

9 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. 8-9 Collective Bargaining The negotiation, administration, and interpretation of a written agreement between labor and the management that cover a specific time frame PROCESS: 1. Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) 2. Administering the CBA

10 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved NEGOTIATING Part of collective bargaining wherein both sides attempt to make each other agree to certain terms and conditions of employment STEPS: 1. Preparing for collective bargaining. 2. Establishing a bargaining agenda 3. Choosing a bargaining strategy.

11 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved NEGOTIATING STEPS: 1.Preparing for collective bargaining. Collective bargaining experience Temperament Sense of humor Approachability for off-the-record discussion Honesty and the reliability of his or her word 2. Establishing a bargaining agenda Wages Hours of work Other terms and conditions of employment 3. Choosing a bargaining strategy.

12 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Distribution bargaining Adapt confrontational attitudes 2.Integrative bargaining Agrees to a solution No loser in this strategy 3.Concession bargaining Freedom in changing work rules TYPES OF BARGAINING STRATEGIES

13 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Strike Economic strike Jurisdictional strike Wildcat strike 2.Pickets Recognition picketing Informational picketing Product or consumer picketing 3.Boycotts Primary boycott Secondary boycott PRESSURES USED IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

14 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Lockouts To force union stop harassing the employer Accept conditions set by management Prevent work slowdowns Prevent damage to property Prevent violence in the premises 2.Strikebreakers People are hired to replace strikers 3.Employer’s association PRESSURES USED BY THE EMPLOYER

15 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved ALTERNATIVES TO PRESSURE TACTICS 1.Mediation 2.Fact-finding 3.Arbitration What are the Contents of CBA?

16 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved ADMINISTERING CBA 1.Information dissemination 2.Contract implementation 3.Contract interpretation and grievance resolution 4.Monitoring

17 Copyright © 2004 by South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved Thank You Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.


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