Labor Relations Between Business X And A Union

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Abstract In many companies’ labor relations has become a complex case to settle. Labor laws are put in place by the government and are meant to protect employees of any institution. Employers may use legal loopholes in trying to increase their profits, which may mean that the employees are exploited. This paper seeks to discuss how Whatever Works, Inc which has acquired other businesses will develop Labor relations strategy since business X has ties to a union. Part A Introduction Employees are an important part of any organization and organizations need to treat them as thus. In the 21st Century, as a result of changes in the labor markets, organizations are more responsive to worker conditions and this might have resulted in the…show more content…
Unions may try to rally workers in avoiding exploitation from their employers or support other workers. This always ends up in conflict with union members and non-members in an organization. When developing legal relations guidelines, an organization recognizes the rights of both union and non-union workers (Holley, Jennings, & Wolters, 2011). Labor Relations Strategy In developing a labor relations strategy, the first step is to carry out an analysis of the current status in terms of the organizational practices in labor relations and assessing whether that is compliant with the expectations as set out in the law. According to the Federal Labor Relations Agency (FLRA) it is important for all organizations to carry out an in-depth analysis of the current position before determining the need for the organization to have in place a labor relations strategy (Dean, 2009). The analysis will help an organization determine its levels of compliance with the law and how well it relates with the labor union representing their employees and thereby be in a position to develop appropriate goals for the strategy the organization chooses. In line with this, there are five key legal principles that the government has set that apply to both unionizable and non-unionizable employees of an organization. These are: 1. Wages and hours act – The Fair Labor Standards Act states that an employee is subject to fair compensation
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