Mathis, R.L., Jackson, J.H., Valentine, S.R., & Meglich, P.A. eds. (2015). Human resources management. 15th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Chapter 16.
National Labor Relations Board. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nlrb.gov (Links to an external site.)
Government websites are very useful resources. Spend some time exploring the National Labor Relations Board’s official website. Review the National Labor Relations Act, NLRB Process, and Protected Concerted Activity. Review any other areas that pique your interest.
Smith, A. (2015). Union avoidance: Timelines shrink and trust matters. [PDF file].
CNN Business. (2011, March 3). What is collective bargaining? [Video file]
Cullison, A. (2015, October 4). The history of labor unions [Video file]. (57:21)
Part I: Organized labor in the United States has steadily declined in membership over the last several decades, though many sectors have seen an increase in labor union members such as education and the service industry. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of union membership.
Examine collaboration theories, techniques, and best practices for union avoidance; propose two strategies on how to foster relationships within the workplace. List the strategies, explain what they are, and explain how this strategy will work.
Part II: What was your “a-ha moment” in the course? Explain three ways the course helped refine the way you think about your strengths, skills, and approach to leadership. Discuss two techniques of the course content related to mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, or change that you will apply as an HR professional.