Assignment Choice #2: Exploring Labor Legislation, Unions, and Management
For this assignment, imagine that you are the HR director at the organization where you currently work OR at an organization with which you are familiar. Your primary purpose is to educate the President and convince him or her of the impact (whether positive or negative) of a labor union in the organization.
Answer the following questions in a PowerPoint presentation, and remember to contextualize the discussion so that it relates to the organization you selected:
- Historically, why do workers feel the need to organize? Is it due to job security or some other motivation?
- What events in the early twentieth century set the stage for the major change in government regulation of labor-management relations and created the environment in which “Big Labor” grew to its current size and influence today? How do these changes impact the organization?
- Describe the effect that a piece of labor legislation has had on labor unions and management. Choose a piece of labor legislation you have read about this week that has impacted/continues to impact the organization.
- Summarize your final recommendations regarding labor unions at the organization.
Your presentation should contain at least 10 slides (not including title or reference slides), adhere to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, and include a minimum of three credible sources (in addition to the course readings). The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these sources. You may also look at the PowerPoint citing APA examples in the Library under the “APA Guide & Resources” link.