Due 20 Feb 13 10 AM est


Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.



Identify the differences between the two theories of management rights. Discuss reasons why they are poles apart in determining whether management has responsibilities other than to maximize its managerial authority.




State the reasons why historically, union leaders did not support Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)? Why has there been a notable growth since 1975 in these plans? Outline the advantages/disadvantages for both employers and employees.




Describe the two major forms of no-strike provisions agreed upon by managements and unions. Outline and explain the series of remedies that employers have available when these provisions are violated (including any union-generated action that interfered with production




 Discuss how the union shop, closed shop, and maintenance-of-membership arrangement differ from each other. State how the Taft-Hartley Act handcuffs unions when there are violations with the legislated 30-day grace period and discharge from a job because of loss of union membership.




Describe the common grounds for discharge and the procedural requirements that are outlined in many collective bargaining agreements. State why the following are important when these cases go to arbitration: (1) the demand for high standards of proof; and (2) the need for rules to be clear and specifically communicated; (3) weighing extenuating or mitigating circumstances.




State the five reasons why seniority has received increasing attention in labor negotiations over the past few decades, and identify the advantages of the three major systems used where an employee acquires and applies seniority credits.




State how production standards place managements and unions at odds against each other. Why do some unions prefer the right to strike in this matter while others prefer arbitration?




Outline some of the rulings for affirmative action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Supreme Court Decisions in the 1980s that forced the viewpoints to change of the current seniority system. Explain how the latter Civil Rights Act of 1991 compounded this change.