For an overview of labor relations and laws associated with the employer-union process, please see "HR Fundamentals Employee and Labor Relations, retrieved February 20, 2011, from http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/files/HR101-4_LERpartI.pdf
This assignment takes a look at some of the major laws in the employer-union relationship, including the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, and the Railway Labor Act.
A good place to start is by looking over the National Labor Relations Board website,
After you have reviewed the purpose, coverage and requirements of each act, discuss the following:
Discuss the labor law or laws that have the most impact on a unionized workplace in the U.S. Do any of these laws impact the union-free workplace? Discuss.
Are the current federal laws pro-labor or pro-business? Provide specific exs.
The number of employees belonging to unions in the U.S. is dropping. Why is this? Analyze our government's role in the success or lack of success of labor union's power. Back up your opinion with research.
If a currently unionized employer has set a goal to achieve union-free status in three years, what action steps will be needed to achieve this result? As an HRM professional, what would you recommend?