Labour class assignment 2

1. Describe at least one difference between a business unionism philosophy and a social unionism philosophy. 

2. Describe various ways in which companies can shift jobs away from unionized locations. Is this a union suppression or union substitution strategy?

3. Give an example of a conflict of interest between labor and management. 

4. List at least two positive and two negative attitudes a worker may have regarding unions in general.

5. In the days and weeks leading up to NLRB representation elections, employers and unions typically conduct intense campaigns to bolster support for their side. Describe how each side tries to make employees feel.

6. List and define at least two general reasons and two change-specific reasons for resistance to change, including how it applies to labor negotiations. 

7. In collective bargaining, what is meant by the statement, "It takes three agreements to achieve one agreement?" 

8. Bargaining power depends on the strength of the strike threat. What factors determine the strength of a strike threat? Give at least one detailed example.

9. What is the chilling effect? Why is this a concern in labor relations?

Chapters 5,6,7,8 of textbook Labor Relations Striking a Balance 4th edition written by John W. Budd



Answer all the above questions in detail, using mainly the textbook as the source, but may use some other sources as well

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