Mg420 Research Assignment Essay

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MG420 DL Labor Relations
Research Assignment
Yajaira Masslow
April 29, 2012
Jeffrey Cotham

1. Define and discuss the term "collective bargaining." Include and discuss [showing relevance or applicability] at least one reference found in our text, along with a current web-based news item/magazine article about a real life example of a collective bargaining action. Write a succinct and complete summary on the contents of the article you've provided along with your critical comments about that article. Support your findings with referenced research. (5 points)

Efficiency, equity, and voice. These are the three primary objectives of labor relations, of employees, and
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When an employee begins a new job, before he/she can begin, the employee is handed a number of important documents containing their rights and responsibilities for the job. The same can be said of a collective bargaining agreement. An employee cannot expect a union representative to voice their concerns without having full knowledge as to the inner workings of the legal system that may or may not be able to protect them.

The first law, which supports collective bargaining, is the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) or the Wagner Act, as it is also called. Robert F. Wagner put this Act into place in 1935, hence the Wagner Act. Prior to this Act taking form, employers were allowed given full control over the outcomes of numerous employees who questioned their labor practices and went on strike as a result. Employees were left without any protection from such occurrences and thus were left with little voice in regards to the terms and employment conditions. Once the Wagner Act was put into place, this labor law provided a significant amount of protection to employees everywhere and gave them the ability to not only participate in unions and collective bargaining, but to also be protected from injustice at the hands of their employers by prohibiting any loss of jobs in the union process.

On April 24, 2012, a determination was made concerning the implementation of an NLRA Poster, which was noted in an earlier judgment to be a

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