420 Research Assignment

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420 Research Assignment 1. Define the term “collective bargaining” and list and describe four issues that are mandatory components of a collective bargaining agreement. Collective bargaining is when negotiations are being made between an employer and employees about the terms and conditions of their employment. Usually these negotiations are done by a union. When the collective bargaining process is agreed upon, the provisions of that agreement are written into a legally enforced union contract/bargaining agreement. (Budd, 11) The main body of law governing collective bargaining is the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The major subjects of bargaining are: Compensation- wages, benefits, fringe benefits, vacation/sick/holiday pay, shift premiums, and profit sharing. Personnel policies and procedures- layoff, promotion, overtime/vacation rules, and…show more content…
Granting a certified, majority-status union the right to be the exclusive representative of the relevant employees, and specifying a certification procedure for establishing whether a majority of workers want union representation. 2. Defining illegal employer actions that undermine Section 7. 3. Creating an independent agency, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), to enforce the act. (Budd, 121) Nike is slashing its international workforce. Nike has been criticized over the way they have treated its employees in foreign factories. They have been accused of employee abuse and unfair wages. Nike is not the only Western retailer to face criticism over how foreign workers work in poor conditions because these companies want big profits. When a factory collapsed in Bangladesh and killing more than 1000 workers, labor activists blamed American and European retailers because they wanted cheap production and do not care about safe working conditions. Even U.S. workers are suffering because they had their biggest pay drop on record, even though corporate profits have soared.
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