Session 8 – Weekly Discussion Topic (WDT) #8

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Chapter 14 covered labor relations as applied to unions. The history of labor unions in the USA reveals a shift in the workforce away for blue-collar labor unions to the unionization of professional career fields and government employees. Weekly Topic Response #8 examines an individual perspective on positive or negative beliefs that a union brings to an individual’s job and/or career.

Attached is a brief survey. Follow the instruction for completing the survey; from the survey results, response to the following questions:

  1. Select two phrases with the highest scores. Analyze these two phrases and discuss what those two phrases reveal about your perspective of the influence a union has on your job and/or career?
  2. Select two phrases with the lowest scores. Analyze these two phrases and discuss what those two phrases reveal about your perspective of the influence a union has on your job and/or career?
  3. After subtracting 39 from your total score, what is your overall perception of a union on your job and/or career?

From the position of a MANAGER: Discuss one aspect of your job where HRM can assist you in improving relationships with your employees and avoiding employees seeking unionization as a means to resolve labor grievances.

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