Collective Bargaining Case Study

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1.1 The actors who are generally involved in the collective bargaining process are Management but more specifically, the owners and shareholders, executives and managers and the industrial and human resource people. In the collective bargaining process in labor it is the individual employees and the labor unions which represent them. In local, state, and federal government it is agenciesthat act as representatives of the public interest and are responsible for making policies. 2.1 Some basic assumptions about labor and conflict are that "Conflict is inherent between labor and management, but it is not pathological." Another assumption is that conflict comes from labor and management having different social and economic interests. 3.2 Some…show more content…
This statement is true in the sense that the NLRA was created as a foundation by which the parties could negotiate contract settlements. This is done so that the needs of both parties are satisfied. This was determined through the negotiation process. The NLRA outlines a comprehensive legal framework for procedures in collective bargaining (strikes). It does not make any requirements on the outcomes of bargaining. It breaks it down into categories which include mandatory, permissive and illegal subjects. The law does not mandate that the parties set the terms of the agreement or come to an…show more content…
Total bargaining power and relative bargaining power are the two most important aspects of the bargaining process. Strike leverage has an important impact on bargaining power as it can have the power to control or atleast influence bargaining power. It is also the willingness of an employer or a union and the ability to sustain a strike. 8.4 Some of the demographic trends in the workforce are that there is a young and aging work force. Employers and unions will be forced to deal with this. This is happening because of the slow growth of the labor force. Because of this an entry-level labor market will become more prominent. 9.5 Some of the patterns of the non union industrial relations found
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