Alternative Dispute Resolution (Adr) Strategies Research Worksheet Resolving Employment Conflict

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Strategies Research Worksheet Resolving employment Conflict Topic : Alternative Dispute Resolution Response to Topic A: General Motors (Negotiation) ADR is generally classified into at least four types: negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration. In negotiation, participation is voluntary and there is no third party who facilitates the resolution process or imposes a resolution (Alternative Dispute Resolution, para.7). In 2007 General Motors (GM), pressed union leaders in a meeting in Detroit for a deal on financing what was the centerpiece of the 2007 U.A.W. contract — a perpetual, G.M.-financed trust to cover health care costs of hundreds of…show more content…
A mediator acts as a listener or suggestion giver who assists conflicting parties to come together, and negotiate to reach an agreement (Wilmot & Hocker, 2007). Fortune 500 electronics provider, Best Buy is the largest specialty retailer within its sector throughout the United States (2011). In 2000, the electronics conglomerate initiated plans to build a new company headquarters in Richland, Minnesota. Richland’s local government viewed this as an excellent opportunity to accrue additional tax dollars. The government anticipated between seven to eight million dollars in revenue as a result of assessed taxes. Although the local government supported the project; the project was met with opposition from current land owners, and prominent residents. The land owners thought the city’s change in plan showed signs of manipulation. Initially the city planned to use the site for an apartment, and car dealership expansion. However, the city changed its’ direction by forgoing the car dealership project through eminent domain and the public entity eliminated its apartment expansion project after a developer pulled out (Finkle, 2009). The city saw the Best Buy project as an opportunity to gain tremendous profit. However, current land owners saw this as a deceptive tactic by the city and refused to sell the property. To address the dissension, Best Buy

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