Write 3-4 quick sentences regarding each discussion post. Discussion 1 What is the underlying reason for union formation? Why are unions formed? Explain your answer. Discussion 2 Private sector unions have been around since the late 1800’s. This could not have been possible without major legislation in place to protect worker’s rights. These are some of the laws that governed union activities early in their history: -Wagner Act (NLRA) -Taft-Hartley Amendments (LMRA) -Landrum-Griffin Act (LMRDA) What are some of the qualities of these pieces of legislation? What was good for management? What was not good for management? Discussion 3 President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order that gave public sector employees the right to collectively bargain and strike if needed. Some say that public employees should not have these rights because they do not work for private organizations. After reading Chapter 3, What are your opinions about the following: -Job security in the public sector -Political influence in the public sector -Conflicts of interest with public employees that union members Discussion 4 In Module Four, we will discuss how employees conduct membership drives. Managers often get into trouble by harassing, intimidating, and harming employees that attempt to organize their work places. As future managers, what kinds of things are you willing to do to maintain a positive relationship with your employees through this process? So issues that will come into play are: -Salting (and peppering) -24 hour rule -Certification cards -NLRB ratification Lets discuss these concepts Discussion 5 Module 5 covers negotiation models, strategies, and tactics. There are many tricks that are played by both sides during negotiations. It is hoped that both management and labor play fairly and by the established rules. This however, is not always the case. Lets discuss the bargaining tactics and how they are used to the benefit of both sides. These tactics are as follows: – Posturing Interdependence Concealment Packaging Throwaway items Caucusing Flexibility Compromise Saving face Ehics plays an important role in negotiations. The sides must trust each other with respect. We will also discuss the ethical issues below and how to avoid ethical dillemas. – Behavioral rules Ethics of purpose Ethics of principle Ethics of consequence Deception Misrepresenting one’s position Bluffing Falsificati Requirements: 3-4 sentences per topic

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